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yeah, low price CA red is junk, not white. IME, entry level decent champs tends to be $30-$40, but for CA sparkler it's about $20.
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yeah, low price CA red is junk, not white. IME, entry level decent champs tends to be $30-$40, but for CA sparkler it's about $20.

Fair enough. Thanks Manton, much appreciated.
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Any suggestions for what I should be looking for in a sparkling wine for <$20 bottle? Have been asked to get a case for a pre-wedding party and sparkling wines are probably the most glaring hole in my wine knowledge. Would prefer something off-dry.
Any suggestions for styles or regions to be looking at for decent QPR are much appreciated--like I said, I know nothing about sparkling wine. Am in New York, so any specific store suggestions are also appreciated. Will probably head to Chambers St or Astor after work.

Both Mumms Napa and Roederer Estate are serviceable sparklers in your price range.
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What did you end up with?
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today is meh. Thinking its a Burg type of night.
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today is meh. Thinking its a Burg type of night.

Brunello here. Probably a Mocali Raunate.
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today is meh. Thinking its a Burg type of night.

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Brunello here. Probably a Mocali Raunate.

Burg night here too, I think. I have an '09 Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaunes 1er cru La Dominode which I've been itching to try.
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2002 Bachelet Bourgogne here.
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What did you end up with?

Roederer, though unfortunately I didn't get to have any of it. There's always next time!
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Going to crack an 08 RRV Kosta Browne with a friend tonight. He's bringing something by Linne Colado (or however you spell that).
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Correction... Opened a bottle of 1999 Donna Olga Brunello smile.gif

Wife just got her doctorate today and I'm officially out of work !
Edited by Cary Grant - 12/14/12 at 4:10pm
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Congrats! Enjoy the wine.
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I bring a fair bit back but have never been assessed duty on wines I've brought back myself. I've always been up front that I was importing and have simply been waived through although I do this after trips longer than 48 hrs. I never bring more than a case back.
I don't know which province you're in, but if you're from BC and like older yet inexpensive Bordeaux there is a great little import company that brings in such a thing: Rooftop Cellars - they import petit chateaux from recent to 15 years old for around $30 a bottle, cru bourgeois and grand crus are more expensive, but they are a great source for older wines that never make the shelves of the BCLDB. Their sister company is a good source of interesting Italian wines too.

Just saw this. This is insane-
You basically just cost me a paycheque. Thanks.
Edited by CBrown85 - 12/14/12 at 5:10pm
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today is meh. Thinking its a Burg type of night.

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Brunello here. Probably a Mocali Raunate.

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Originally Posted by tattersall View Post

Burg night here too, I think. I have an '09 Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaunes 1er cru La Dominode which I've been itching to try.


2010 Corbieres over here, unfortunately pretty meh

Edit: 2/3 bottle and its found some legs. Probably needed a decant but I feel stupid doing that to a 10$ wine. Pretty good actually.



Edited by idfnl - 12/14/12 at 5:48pm
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2002 Bachelet Bourgogne here.

This is awesome. Great balance and structure.
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