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chewingthefat
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Favorite Champagne - Thu, 12/20/12 6:05 PM
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Mine is Veuve Clicquot, not horribly expensive, but sooo much better than the cheap headache inducing crap on the market. What is your choice when you splurge on bubbly?

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Thu, 12/20/12 6:44 PM
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Thanks for the tip, but it's lost on me as Champagne "goes to my head" too fast and I hate "woozy".  That's why I like sipping bourbon & water:  I know exactly what I'm drinking and when to stop before the feeling of well-being turns to "woozy".

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Thu, 12/20/12 7:56 PM
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It's not genuine but Gruet, out of New Mexico, makes a fine bottle of bubbles http://www.gruetwinery.com/

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 11:10 AM
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scrumptiouschef


It's not genuine but Gruet, out of New Mexico, makes a fine bottle of bubbles http://www.gruetwinery.com/
First had Gruet seven years ago at Brigtsen's  in New Orleans.  Excellent!
 
Like Chewy, my favorite is  Veuve Cliquot.  First heard of it as a teen watching Casablanca.  At Rick's, Major Schtrauzer orders champagne and a tin of caviar.  Capt Renault suggests "Veuve Cliquot '29, a good French wine."


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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 2:02 PM
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My favorites are both, Veuve Cliquot and, Tattinger. However, I also enjoy
Gruet from New Mexico very much. New Mexico! Who would have known?

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 2:07 PM
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I'll have to look for Gruet, never heard of it before.  My favorites are Bollinger and Ruinart.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 2:48 PM
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Pete, a list of distributors for the Nashville area are on this alphabetical list.
http://www.gruetwinery.com/distributors

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 4:07 PM
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Not champagne, but I do enjoy Domaine Chandon Brut. In fact, there's a bottle in the refrigerator right now, plus two more in the wine rack.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 4:18 PM
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scrumptiouschef


It's not genuine but Gruet, out of New Mexico, makes a fine bottle of bubbles http://www.gruetwinery.com/

Wow! I love this! I have friends in Santa Fe that introduced me to this and I actually found a bottle here during a wine sale.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 7:04 PM
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Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 7:21 PM
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Moet & Chandon over Bollinger?  We'll have a taste-off in Memphis!
Pick your crudite!

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 7:24 PM
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An Amuse Bouche Battle.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 8:15 PM
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I know a sushi chef in Memphis who specializes in iku sushi,  A stuffed squid with oriental vegetables, no rice.  What else you got?!

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 8:41 PM
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What do I have in Memphis? Me?

Right now just an Uncle with corruption sauce for chicken....and maybe a few Italian friends with some goods. I'll put something together.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 8:45 PM
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Amouse bouche battle  .....   bet on moi!

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 8:52 PM
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Please do. More of a take for me... when I pair the perfect courses to the horses.

Not for nothin' but I can bring a bottle of Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante and still charm the judges votes.
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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 9:30 PM
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Yer not going to impress me with Asti Spumante, baby.   Bring the heavy artillery!

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 9:43 PM
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Careful what you wish for...I'm heading there from the OVMS Show of Shows..

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 10:05 PM
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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 10:07 PM
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$209.99? Are you nuts?

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 10:16 PM
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Actually I prefer the Roederer Cristal Brut Rose` which is over $500 a bottle.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 10:26 PM
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Poverty Pete


I'll have to look for Gruet, never heard of it before.  My favorites are Bollinger and Ruinart.


How can someone named Poverty Pete drink Ruinart?

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 10:39 PM
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plb


Poverty Pete


I'll have to look for Gruet, never heard of it before.  My favorites are Bollinger and Ruinart.


How can someone named Poverty Pete drink Ruinart?

He has a rich cat.


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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 10:46 PM
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He wore a fur coat here. I was mortified walking around with a leather jacket.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Fri, 12/21/12 11:04 PM
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lleechef


Actually I prefer the Roederer Cristal Brut Rose` which is over $500 a bottle.


That's more like it.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Sat, 12/22/12 1:44 PM
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I seldom have champagne all by itself except at Weddings. I have to admit using the cheap stuff to which I will make Mimosas or my own Cranberry, Champagne, Triple sec cocktail...with frozen Cranberries
 
Having said that, we had stayed north of Sienna Italy a number of years ago at a winery, part of which had been converted to a luxury hotel.  It was really neat......the old manor house was turned into the restaurant/lounging area..they had about 20 of the "worker houses".. made out of stone.. out back.  They took about 1/3 to convert to nice hotel rooms, but left the rest for the estate workers.  You'd come out for dinner to find kids running around and folks out playing cards and drinking
 
That said....they made, of course, gallons upon gallons of Chianti..but they also made some excellent white wines.  One night I had a glass...........ok...3..(we walked).....of their champagne...........FANTASTIC.  I bought 2 bottles to take back to our (then) home in the UK.   Although I tried for a while to find it anywhere else, it was for nought, and now alas, I have even forgotten the name of the winery
 
So......ante up some "Christmas Bonus" and I"ll fly back to Sienna and see if I can find the place again

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Sat, 12/22/12 2:28 PM
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Was it on the sweet side?  It sounds like Asti Spumante.  THere may have been sugar crystals around the neck when you opened the bottle.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Sat, 12/22/12 4:00 PM
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There should be a big sugar cube on the bottom of  every  glass of Asti Spumante!

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Sat, 12/22/12 4:15 PM
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MUMM Brut

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Sat, 12/22/12 7:26 PM
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Mogen David and club soda.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Sun, 12/23/12 6:44 AM
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Miller High Life
The Champagne of beer

 
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Re:Favorite Champagne - Sun, 12/23/12 8:52 AM
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Great frothy madness!

I can smell the beer...just looking at that!

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Mon, 12/24/12 5:34 PM
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I saw the first posting on this forum topic the other evening just before going out to eat dinner, then forgot about it.  Then when trying to decide what to drink with dessert I looked at the wine list and there it was close to the top, Veuve Clicquot.  So there is a glass along with the cheery-apple pie at El Chorro Lodge in Phoenix.


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Re:Favorite Champagne - Thu, 12/27/12 2:10 AM
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Sorry I haven't use Champagne and i never want to do that so i don't know about Champagne

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Thu, 12/27/12 9:10 AM
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Our house bubbly is the Roderer Estate NV Brut from California (a bargain on sale at $15/bottle).  While I no longer imbibe, my wife and kids prefer Dom Perignon for a special occasion champagne (a not-so-much bargain).  I've often been tempted to see if I could pass off a Mumm or Dom Ste Michelle as DP to confirm my "label snob" suspicions, but have so far resisted the urge since it's (generally) a once-a-year kind of purchase. 

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Thu, 12/27/12 9:13 AM
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My wife is more of a prosecco fan than champagne and our go to bottle is Lamarca which you can usually find at Kroger for around $15.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Thu, 12/27/12 9:46 AM
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There just happens to be a bottle of prosecco next to the Domaine Chandon in our refrigerator right now.

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Re:Favorite Champagne - Thu, 12/27/12 9:07 PM
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Chances are you cannot.  Most amateurs could tell the difference.   Anybody associated with the industry could tell in an instant.