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chewingthefat

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Favorite Champagne Thu, 12/20/12 6:05 PM (permalink)
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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    MetroplexJim

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    Re:Favorite Champagne Thu, 12/20/12 6:44 PM (permalink)
    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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      scrumptiouschef

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

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        Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 11:10 AM (permalink)
        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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          Twinwillow

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          Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 2:02 PM (permalink)
          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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            Poverty Pete

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

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

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                Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 4:07 PM (permalink)
                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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                  kland01s

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                  Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 4:18 PM (permalink)
                  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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                    CCinNJ

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                    Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 7:04 PM (permalink)
                    Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial.
                     
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                      Poverty Pete

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

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                        Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 7:24 PM (permalink)
                        An Amuse Bouche Battle.
                         
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                          Poverty Pete

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                          Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 8:15 PM (permalink)
                          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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                            CCinNJ

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                            Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 8:41 PM (permalink)
                            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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                              Poverty Pete

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

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                                Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 8:52 PM (permalink)
                                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.
                                <message edited by CCinNJ on Fri, 12/21/12 9:23 PM>
                                 
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                                  Poverty Pete

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                                  Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 9:30 PM (permalink)
                                  Yer not going to impress me with Asti Spumante, baby.   Bring the heavy artillery!
                                   
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                                    CCinNJ

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

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                                      Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 10:05 PM (permalink)
                                      Louis Roederer Cristal Brut
                                       
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                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 10:07 PM (permalink)
                                        $209.99? Are you nuts?
                                         
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                                          lleechef

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

                                            Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 10:26 PM (permalink)
                                            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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                                              Michael Hoffman

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                                              Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 10:39 PM (permalink)
                                              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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                                                CCinNJ

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

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                                                  Re:Favorite Champagne Fri, 12/21/12 11:04 PM (permalink)
                                                  lleechef


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


                                                  That's more like it.
                                                   
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                                                    FriedClamFanatic

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                                                    Re:Favorite Champagne Sat, 12/22/12 1:44 PM (permalink)
                                                    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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                                                      Poverty Pete

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                                                      Re:Favorite Champagne Sat, 12/22/12 2:28 PM (permalink)
                                                      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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                                                        CCinNJ

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

                                                          Re:Favorite Champagne Sat, 12/22/12 4:15 PM (permalink)
                                                          MUMM Brut
                                                           
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                                                            ScreamingChicken

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