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New Year's Champagne

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Recommend me some decent ones to drink while we ring in the new year. Preferably under $30. TIA!
 

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Originally Posted by Jodum5
Andre extra dry

No.

Personally, I'd spend the extra $20 and go Veuve. Another option would be Perrier Jouet. If you want to cheap out, there's always the other bubblies: Prosecco and Cava. We've got a NYE party essentials article on my site right now if you care to check it out, lots of good advice.
 

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Of course, there's also Moet. I'm not a big fan, but it's certainly adequate and falls within your price range.
 

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Gruet.

From California, Roederer Estate is another good substitute for the real thing.

Or, you could give the whole dry/acidic thing a break and go for Prosecco, which is light and charming, if not at all sophisticated.
 

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Originally Posted by The Wayfarer
No.

Personally, I'd spend the extra $20 and go Veuve. Another option would be Perrier Jouet. If you want to cheap out, there's always the other bubblies: Prosecco and Cava. We've got a NYE party essentials article on my site right now if you care to check it out, lots of good advice.


Agreed. What's Veuve NV going for currently? I used to get it (within the past 12 months or so) for $35-40 when I visited the states.
 

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Pol Roger - $30-40 pretty much everywhere
 

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Vin de Idaho


 

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Originally Posted by Spatlese
Agreed. What's Veuve NV going for currently? I used to get it (within the past 12 months or so) for $35-40 when I visited the states.

still 35-40
 

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You could get like 30 bottles of Mums.
 

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If you are spending around $30 I would go for a non-vintage "real" Champagne. Looking at Sam's website, which should have a location close to you, I would go with the Heidsieck & Co Monopole brut "Blue Top" for $29. Other choice are Demoiselle "Grand Cuvee" for $27 or Piper-Hiedsieck brut for $33. Veuve Cliquot NV brut is fine also but IMO it's not any better than Heidsieck or Piper above though it costs 30% more.

If you are not a big champagne drinker you may like less drier cuvees marked "Demi-Sec" as opposed to "Brut" better. Both Heidsieck and Piper-Hiedsick offer these for roughly the same price. A popular example of a demi-sec cuvee is Moet Nectar Imperiale.
 

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Whatever you go with, drink one for me - I'm sadly abstaining this year.
 

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Originally Posted by Concordia

From California, Roederer Estate is another good substitute for the real thing.


This one - Roederer Anderson Valley Brut. About $20 and I like it better than Veuve. I have a bottle of each for tonight with dinner (the Veuve was a gift) and I'll reexamine that judgement.
 

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I think Veuve is better if aged a bit. Most people drink it too young.

--Andre
 

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