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  1. #1
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    What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    Happy New Year friends!

    Tonight I'll be indulging in a few bottles Moet & Chandon Imperial... found 'em on sale for $32 yesterday!

    Anyone else have a huge affinity for champagne? I can honestly say I love it almost as much as I love whiskey...

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    Re: What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    To me, champagne is champagne, I've had Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicqout, etc... That taste just as nice to me as many ≤$20 bottles. Maybe my palate isn't as refined as some, but for as little as I drink champagne, I don't care to shell out much more than $20 a bottle for the bubbly, especially since there are so many good bottles in that range.

    Tonight I will likely go for a bottle of Gruet Blanc de Noirs or some Mumm Napa Brut Prestige.

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    Re: What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    My buddy tells me the Mumm brand is a steal for the price

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    Re: What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    Usually sells for $21.99 but have seen it on sale as low as $16.99 around my parts, its a steal. Really good value, which is hard to find out of Napa (still wines included).

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    Re: What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    Korbel Natural.
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    Re: What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    My friends and I had a blind tasting about 5 years ago and Andre Extra Brut ($5 bottle) won. Ever since then I just stick with the Andre. I do like champagne, but I can't really discern any difference between the cheap stuff and the good stuff, i am sure there is a difference, I just don't taste it.

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    Re: What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    When in New Mexico was introduced and developed an appreciation of the Gruet line of Champagnes (esp. the Blanc de Blancs).

    Mentioned in a recent WSJ article on sparking wines as one of the best under $20.

    http://www.gruetwinery.com/family.htm

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    Re: What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    Does putting my chosen New Year 2012 bourbon in a champagne flute count?

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    Re: What kind of bubbly are you drinking tonight?

    Samuel Adams Infinium - I LIKE beer.
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