Say, priced 20 to 80 bucks. Or will you quaff any champagne with pleasure?
Your favorite non-vintage champagne?
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 35||Last Saturday at 4:08 PM|
I only drink Champale.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 1||Last Saturday at 7:31 AM|
Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose
I would have it on tap if I could.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 2||Last Saturday at 7:33 AM|
Boons Farm Strawberry with a little Club Sodie is ALL the champagne I need!
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 3||Last Saturday at 7:33 AM|
You know how to live, R1!
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 4||Last Saturday at 7:33 AM|
It's IMPORTED champagne!
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 5||Last Saturday at 7:37 AM|
Veuve Clicquot non-vintage Champagne is one of my favorites.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 6||Last Saturday at 7:58 AM|
Moet White Star.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 7||Last Saturday at 8:21 AM|
Prosecco (Italy’s answer) and Cava (Spain’s answer). Both under $20/bottle. In my supermarket I can sometimes get a decent cava for 8.99. Serve very chilled and it will compete with the 20-80 French ones. And by very chilled I mean put in the freezer half an hour before popping it open.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 8||Last Saturday at 9:03 AM|
Prosecco and Cava will not give you a headache. Cheap champagne (Freixenet, Korbel, Chandon) will taste fruity/flat and will give you a wicked headache even before you pass out dehydrated.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 9||Last Saturday at 9:09 AM|
Cava is made in the champagne method. Methode champenoise. Franciacorta is the only Italian bubbly made in the champagne method. The method is used for some bubblies in many countries. I will allow that any wine made in this method is "champagne" even though legally it is no longer "champagne". Prosecco is not made in this method.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 10||Last Saturday at 9:14 AM|
R9 PS - Freixenet is cava so it doesn't fit your theory.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 11||Last Saturday at 9:15 AM|
Gruet from New Mexico is like $17 a bottle and is great.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 12||Last Saturday at 9:17 AM|
R10/r11 thank you. Learned something new today. Did not know Cava was champagne method or that Prosecco was rogue. Freixenet still sucks, so I guess I should stick to the orange Cava labels.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 13||Last Saturday at 9:21 AM|
Cold Duck because I'm classy!
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 14||Last Saturday at 9:22 AM|
I have a friend who is a Gruet aficionado.
For American bubbly (which is not champagne) I am a Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine guy.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 15||Last Saturday at 9:22 AM|
We buy a case of the rosé Gruet when we spend a week in Cherry Grove. It's lovely.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 16||Last Saturday at 9:27 AM|
I second the Laurent Perrier Rose. In fact all of the Laurent Perrier range is good quality for the price. The regular Brut is excellent. I also like Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut. I also like variants in Pol Roger and Tattinger.
I think Veuve Cliquot and Moet are both very overrated. Bolli is actually OK!!
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 17||Last Saturday at 9:31 AM|
California Roederer Estate is indeed méthode champenois so it is technically champagne.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 18||Last Saturday at 9:35 AM|
Krug or R de Ruinart are my favourites OP.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 19||Last Saturday at 9:37 AM|
r18, There is no such thing as technically champagne. Champagne is a PDO.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 20||Last Saturday at 9:38 AM|
R18 Interesting. So California has been successfully airlifted to the northeast of France, eh? Good to know.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 21||Last Saturday at 9:39 AM|
R20 no. The PDO came later. And not just for champagne. For many foods and wines. That is about business. Champagne is a wine making method. So gruyere is legally only Swiss made gruyere, but other countries can made the same cheese by the same method.
You see? I'm not arguing with the new, purist definition based on the legally protected name. But champagne as a wine can be produced anywhere and be some of it is delicious.
Prosecco can be delicious, but it is not a methode champenoise wine, at all.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 22||Last Saturday at 9:42 AM|
r21, be kind to a village idiot, he makes us all look so much better.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 23||Last Saturday at 9:42 AM|
R21 I said Roederer is made by Méthode traditionnelle. by Method champenoise. It is champagne wine. It is not legally champagne.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 24||Last Saturday at 9:44 AM|
When a wine snob starts talking about franciacortas and California bubblies that are fabulous, and are in the méthode, in a discussion of champagne, only a cunt would shut it down.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 25||Last Saturday at 9:46 AM|
Wines made by the Champagne Method are sparkling wines unless they are made in the Champagne Region of France.
Even French wines, made by the Champagne Method, outside of Champagne are termed vins-mousseux.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 26||Last Saturday at 9:49 AM|
That is the legal definition I agree.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 27||Last Saturday at 9:50 AM|
R26 Oui, désolé mon pote, R21.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 28||Last Saturday at 9:54 AM|
^ sorry, the sorry meant for R18
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 29||Last Saturday at 9:59 AM|
r21 was delightful sarcasm.
Thank you r29
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 30||Last Saturday at 10:02 AM|
R30 Dankeschön for the shout out...
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 31||Last Saturday at 12:28 PM|
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 32||Last Saturday at 12:34 PM|
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 33||Last Saturday at 12:38 PM|
Moet -Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 34||Last Saturday at 1:10 PM|
Champagne is only champagne when made in the Champagne region of France.
|by Bolli darlin!||reply 35||Last Saturday at 4:08 PM|