|Good champagne under $10?||Alex-in-Evanston|
Dec 28, 2001 6:57 AM
|Self-styled sommelliers speak!
|dont be cheap alex||Defman|
Dec 28, 2001 7:16 AM
|Pop another 5-10 bucks and the wonderful world of champagne opens up a bit more. Spend more and you're foolish IMO. If you're so cheap you can't spend over $10 then just get that crappy Andre or something similar. After a few glasses you wont know the difference.|
|Look at it in these terms...||Alex-in-Evanston|
Dec 28, 2001 9:08 AM
|Another $5-10 dollars a bottle comes to another $200-$400 per party.
That's a car payment, a monthly property tax hit, more than my monthly building assessment, 2-4 nice dinners out, a round trip ticket to London, or enough (according to the WHO) to get 1 or 2 at risk infants through the vulnerable years of 0-6 - with immunization and sufficient calories.
Cheap is as cheap does.
|Better yet dont have a party||D|
Dec 28, 2001 9:26 AM
|If you're too cheap to buy decent champagne then dont bother having a party in the first place. Think of all the money you could save. Or have it BYOB then you're off the hook. Hey you could switch to eating only top ramen and mac and cheese and save even more $. Use corncobs instead of toilet paper! The possibilities are endless...pretty soon you will be a millionaire!!!!!!!!!|
Dec 29, 2001 4:56 PM
|Good tips. I think I'll go the corncob route, maybe save enough scratch for a pair of shoes.
|re: Good champagne under $10?||jrm|
Dec 28, 2001 8:17 AM
|Cook's. has a distinctive taste, but good.|
|"distinctive taste"=tastes like shit (nm)||R. U. Putinmeon?|
Dec 28, 2001 8:45 AM
|Actually "distinctive "='s||jrm|
Dec 28, 2001 9:51 AM
|Having or giving style or distinction. Maybe your thinking of distasteful.|
|distinctive could mean tastes like sh*t too||D|
Dec 28, 2001 12:45 PM
|The "style or distinction" in that case would be that it tastes like shit. I'd say anything that tastes like shit distinguishes itself from the competition.|
|here is a list||Dog|
Dec 28, 2001 8:41 AM
The Domaine Chandon isn't bad, but not under $10
|re: Good champagne under $10?||Starliner|
Dec 28, 2001 9:12 AM
|Spanish sparklers are pretty good for the money. Beware though that perhaps more important factors with the El Cheapos than taste is how well it'll stay down, and how well you'll feel the next morning.
|Why does cheap champagne give such killer hangovers?||Alex-in-Evanston|
Dec 28, 2001 9:26 AM
|They're uniquely bad for some reason.
Incidentally, I just saw a commercial for an Alka Seltzer hangover remedy. I know some people swear by regular Alka Seltzer before bed as H.O. prevention.
Dec 28, 2001 9:31 AM
|The reason cheap champagne (and even more expensive champagne) gives hangovers is the same reason for all alcohol....the toxic congenerics in the brew. For the same reason good vodka, gin, scotch and the like are less likely to give you a hangover then say bourbon, dark rum, which have added ingredients to flavor the liquor. Champagnes bubbles also make alcohol enter the bloodstream quicker than a non-fizzy alternative--the reason for champagne giving you a quick buzz.|
|Injecting CO2 vs Methode Champagnoise..||Brooks|
Jan 4, 2002 3:36 PM
|Cheap bubbly is usually wine injected with CO2 to give it bubbles. When poured, large bubbles rise up from glass. Methode champagnoise is the natural fermentation and development of CO2 and champagnes made in this manner have much finer bubbles and do not give you headaches. It's the CO2 in the bloodstream that gives you headaches. My favorite champagne is Hanns Kornell (not to be confused with Korbel).
|Freixenet Cordon Negro||gtx|
Dec 28, 2001 10:42 AM
|usually on sale for $8
|tastes like piss strained through my gym sneakers (nm)||D|
Dec 28, 2001 12:44 PM
Dec 28, 2001 1:54 PM
|Andre Extra Dry...3 for 10 bucks||spookyload|
Dec 29, 2001 11:15 PM
|I got used to drinking that instead of beer in college since it was 3 for 5 bucks then. You could drink yourself blind for less than five bucks. What a deal. The fact I went to college less than an hour from Napa made it even more rebelious...I mean sinful. You get used to the stuff after a bit. The head aches of cheap a$$ sparkling white wine don't come around quite as much. I still have a taste for the Dre, but unfortunately my wife doesn't. She likes Domain Chandon(which gives me a good excuse to race in Napa even though I live in Florida....he he).|
|DOMAINE STE. MICHELLE||Starliner|
Dec 30, 2001 10:23 PM
|Had a bottle the other night of the Blanc de Blanc and it went down easy. Seemed to lose its bubbles quicker than usual, but flavor was good; easy to swallow. Didn't sleep much that night, yet didn't feel hung over next day, just sleep deprived. Cost $7.99 per bottle at Ralph's in CA (normally 10.99 but now on sale). Made in Washington state, also comes in Extra Dry and Brut versions. Good bang for the buck.
Happy New Year,