sf red book home sfredbook

" Sweet Champange-Recommendations"

 
Printer-friendly version of this topic
Bookmark this topic (Registered users only)
 
Previous Topic | Next Topic 
Conferences The Conservatory (Protected)
Original message

Deeznutz (92 posts) Click to send private message to Deeznutz Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 08:36 AM (PDT)
" Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
Hopefully you guys don't find this post stupid, but I am having a provider over and would like to get some champange. I'm not a champange type of person, so I was wondering if anyone could recommend a sweet tasting champange that is not "too dry." Thanks.
  Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

  Table of Contents

 
 
Lobby | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic

Messages in this topic

Gloria (46 posts) Click to send private message to Gloria Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 10:55 AM (PDT)
1. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
Spumanti is the type that is sweet.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Kwanz (327 posts) Click to send private message to Kwanz Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 11:22 AM (PDT)
2. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
That is no Champ. Man you guys are into crap.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

mister_handy (775 posts) Click to send private message to mister_handy Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 11:34 AM (PDT)
3. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
No, but it's sparkling wine, and most of the stuff people actually buy -- California sparkling wines or "California Champagne" -- is of course not technically champagne either.

As for your second remark, "Man you guys are into crap" well, the polite board was nice while it lasted!

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Joe041551 (179 posts) Click to send private message to Joe041551 Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 01:08 PM (PDT)
4. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
Gloria is right, if you want sweetish bubbly Asti Spumante is the way to go. Generally, the more expensive the less cloying.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

JJ2U (118 posts) Click to send private message to JJ2U Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 01:12 PM (PDT)
5. "Asti Spumante it is!"
Personally I can't stomach the stuff but I always keep a bottle around for the ladies who enjoy sweet sparkling wines.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

sfmike33 (27 posts) Click to send private message to sfmike33 Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 01:50 PM (PDT)
6. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
sweet ?? yuck.

splurge on the good stuff- and i'm not talking $200/bottle crystal.

1990 charles hiedsieck at around $50 is the way to go. unbelievable, and no one will notice it's dry.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

itry2hide (33 posts) Click to send private message to itry2hide Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
21-Apr-01, 08:57 PM (PDT)
17. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
>sweet ?? yuck.
>
>splurge on the good stuff- and
>i'm not talking $200/bottle crystal.
>
>
ah, but a bottle of Crystal Rose makes the heart go pitter patter!
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

LanceP (81 posts) Click to EMail LanceP Click to send private message to LanceP Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 02:07 PM (PDT)
7. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
I personally enjoy 1988 Dom Peringon Rose, Epernay. Sets the mood ..

And also, you may try Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Reims. Not too expensive.Very fruity..

Enjoy!
Lance

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Kwanz (327 posts) Click to send private message to Kwanz Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 02:31 PM (PDT)
8. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
now you have class dude.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

jitrudi (33 posts) Click to send private message to jitrudi Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 04:20 PM (PDT)
9. "the trouble with the french"
is that in the sparkling world they have set out to confuse...
brut = dry
dry or sec = sweet
demi sec = sweet as well.

these demi or sec wines are sparklers for deserts in terms of food pairings and not really all that great for slurping IMHO...but if that is your taste the best shop in SF for a huge selection would be D&M...

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

mister_handy (775 posts) Click to send private message to mister_handy Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 04:31 PM (PDT)
10. "RE: the trouble with the french"
Odd, because "sec" means "dry" in french, and "demi sec" means "half dry"

I thought it was the other way around...

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

jitrudi (33 posts) Click to send private message to jitrudi Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 08:54 PM (PDT)
15. "that was my point "
that the trouble with the french is that dry means sweet...sorry for not being more clear!
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Greyhawk (131 posts) Click to send private message to Greyhawk Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 04:32 PM (PDT)
11. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
Asti Spumanti is the sweet and inexpensive stuff. My favorite compromise is Gloria (yes, there is a Cal Sparkling Wine brand named Gloria) Rose. Gloria has two (at least) varietals, and the pink or rose is my (and my ladys) favorite. Also, it was recommended by another girlfriend.

-Grey

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

mister_handy (775 posts) Click to send private message to mister_handy Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 05:51 PM (PDT)
14. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
Hmmm... I recently had Gloria Ferrer california sparkling wine; it's a brut champagne style, and fairly good. In the $12/bottle range, so fairly inexpensive, but it didn't taste like the cheap stuff.

Domain Chandon (also in the $12 range) is another good inexpensive "califonia champagne" -- it's by the California "outpost" of the old French Moet-Chandon winery.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

BUBBAGUMP (3 posts) Click to send private message to BUBBAGUMP Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 04:33 PM (PDT)
12. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
LAST EDITED ON 20-Apr-01 AT 04:33 PM (PDT)

there is a great bottle from the jordan winery you can get it at safeway for about 35 dollars. the bottle is black and it has the letter J on the side ...you cannot go wrong with this ...

i sell booze for a living

bubbagump

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

synesthetic (352 posts) Click to send private message to synesthetic Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 04:57 PM (PDT)
13. "Try this..."
Asti Spumante may be too sweet, and technically it is not champagne as someone else pointed out. The only true champagne is made in the Champagne region of France.
Everything else is sparkling wine.
Having said that, there is not much difference between very high quality sparkling wine and good champagne from France, unless you drink a lot of high quality sparkling wine and champagne. As long as they are made by the Methode Champenoise, then you are drinking the same general product.
I would recommend a blance de noir, or a rose colored sparkling wine by a respected California producer.
Look for Gloria Ferrer, Domaine Chandon, Mumm Napa Valley or Roederer. Some of the above are French champagne makers that have California counterparts that they own.
Finally, if you are not picky, and just want something cheap and sweet, Asti Spumante is fine.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

itry2hide (33 posts) Click to send private message to itry2hide Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
21-Apr-01, 08:55 PM (PDT)
16. "RE: Sweet Champange-Recommendations"
I can't believe that this knowledgeable group forgot about Schramsberg, the quintisential California sparkling wine. They do make a demi sec type wine called Cremant. I'm not into sweet champagnes, so its not my style. Schramsberg's 1994 reserve received 93 points from the wine spectator, very good stuff, but dry.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top


Lock | Archive | Remove

Lobby | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic


* Usernames ending in (*) are NON-registered users home | reviews | yahoo club | terms | powered by myredbook