I have roughly a case of cheap, but drinkable champagne. It was purchased to go in mimosas, but fewer mimosas were consumed than anticipated, so I have lots and lots of leftovers. Luckily, its the holidays, and people feel festive, so I should be able to serve it to everyone I meet, right? Wrong. In my crowd, if I offer this up at a party, I'm going to be met with a chorus of "thanks, but I'll have a craft beer please." [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin
on Nov 25, 2013 -
I bought three bottles of Veuve Clicquot. They are thank you gifts after a big project. One bottle went into the fridge to be shared out in person. The other two I left in a room to be sent home with two different individuals. The room was then sealed off for 8 off the hottest days of the year with no open windows or a/c. Oops. Have I ruined them? [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes
on Jul 22, 2013 -
I have found a wine that I love beyond all others, but it's hard-to-impossible to find here and I need to find EITHER an alternative that tastes as close to this as possible OR a new supplier. The wine is a Franciacorta, the maker is Berlucci, and the particular wine is the Storica '61 Brut (61 is the name of the original vintage and is given in homage - it's not the vintage of the wine) and is the white not the red/pink version. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Jun 8, 2013 -
Mr. Terrier and I received a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label as a present a couple weeks ago. Since, then, we've been invited to a small New Year's Eve gathering. I don't actually know how many people will be there (since it's the worst possible manners to ask "who else will be there?" when invited to a 'do.) [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier
on Dec 30, 2011 -
What is the best sparkling wine or champagne under 20 dollars? Also, I need help with a last-minute New Year's celebration. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild
on Dec 30, 2011 -
Anyone have suggestions for a good wine bar in Chicago to have people meet up at for a bday party? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper
on Nov 10, 2011 -
Where in the Chicago area can I find a bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne? I like the vintages from the 2000s; they run about $120-$150 a bottle.
I tried Chicago Wine Co., but they only sell the older vintages from the 90s or earlier, which are at least double the price. Same with House of Glunz.
Any high-end wine shops that might be a good bet? The choices are somewhat overwhelming. Thanks!
posted by Atrahasis
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Thirty years ago, upon receiving the joyous news of my birth, my grandparents broke out the champagne. They kept the bottle as a memento of that day and recently gave it to me. I'd like to turn it into something both useful and beautiful. But what? [more inside]
posted by anderjen
on Jun 13, 2011 -
Looking for some fun/funky champagne flutes available in the US to give as a gift. Any suggestions?
posted by Alexdan4
on Jan 6, 2010 -
2000 bottle of vintage champagne. Still good? Brand is Veuve Cliquot. It is an actual vintage bottle, not a non-vintage,
posted by Ironmouth
on Dec 26, 2009 -
I am in the US. How can I order champagne (preferably in a package with some nifty glasses) from a French vineyard, for delivery to an address near York, England?
posted by John Borrowman
on Dec 26, 2009 -
More expensive alternatives to Riccadonna? I looove the sweetness of Riccadonna but want something a bit less cheap and tacky. So something around the 30-50$ mark (Australian dollar) would be super.
I hate dry and tart sparkling wines, but I have also tried some sweet sparkling wines that are too
sweet and heavy almost -- like a mudcake that's too rich and sickly. Riccadonna seems light and sweet and fruity as opposed to cloying. Note: I know almost nothing about wines and champagnes, so feel free to teach me things. :)
posted by mjao
on Sep 2, 2009 -
Can I get champagne in a box? If yes, where? If not, why not?
posted by sparkletone
on Feb 20, 2008 -
I need to send a bottle of champagne (specifically, Veuve Clicquot) as a gift. Thing is, I'm in the United States and I need to get it to Toronto. I've found 18004champagne, but not much else. Help me!
posted by missmle
on Sep 4, 2007 -
I'm doing a (semi) limited bar at my wedding reception on a (semi) limited budget. What is the best hard liquor to serve? How much should I buy? We would also love to hear suggestions for wine and champagne that offer the most for our dollar. [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Dateline: Oxford Blue's House, 11:59:59 31/12/2006.
You want to celebrate the new year.
Do you go with a bottle of:
A) Veuve Clicquot
B) Moët et Chandon
posted by oxford blue
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Will a bottle of champagne pop its cork if put in one's checked luggage during air travel? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan
on Aug 10, 2006 -
Help! I'm in L.A. It's Saturday. I need to get a bottle of champagne delivered in Manhattan on Monday morning. Any recommendations for a good wine store I can call to arrange this? [more inside]
posted by scody
on Apr 30, 2005 -
Champagne! I've volunteered to buy a nice bottle o' the bubbly for a small New Year's Eve gathering. Trouble is, I hardly ever drink (mostly, in fact, champagne at New Year's) and have never actually chosen the champagne. So what should I get? Let's keep it under $100, please. (And yes, I'm aware that only sparkling wines from Champagne should really ever be called "champagne," but I'll consider wines from elsewhere as well.)
posted by kindall
on Dec 29, 2004 -
WineFilter. We have acquired some champagne, the real deal. I always thought wine bottles should be laid on their side to keep the cork wet and sealed, but one of these bottles actually says on the label to store upright. What's best for sparkling wine? On its side, or on its end?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen
on Dec 6, 2004 -