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(Time)   France's champagne grape harvest down 40% this year. Eau L'Humanité   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 37
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2012-11-16 01:55:36 AM
how about their sparkling white grape harvest? how did that do?
 
2012-11-16 06:45:34 AM

Asa Phelps: how about their sparkling white grape harvest? how did that do?


I'm wondering more about the meritage grapes.
 
2012-11-16 07:19:52 AM
Personne qui baise ne s'inquiète de ces têtes françaises de merde d'abruti.
 
2012-11-16 07:20:50 AM
Romanes eunt domus
 
2012-11-16 07:24:04 AM
Luckily my New Year's plans are just fine. I have 30 cases of champagne futures that I'll be receiving soon.
 
2012-11-16 07:28:19 AM
Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.
 
2012-11-16 07:29:13 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco beer is where it's at.

 

FTFY
 
2012-11-16 07:29:49 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.


Spoken like a true proletarian.
 
2012-11-16 07:30:37 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.


I buy my champagne directly at the producer for 14 euros a bottle, and everybody finds it wonderful. Some Champagne are overrated.
 
2012-11-16 07:31:24 AM

Scottybobotty: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco beer is where it's at. 

FTFY


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2012-11-16 07:35:54 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. MAD DOG 20/20 is where it's at.

 
2012-11-16 07:36:39 AM
Et tu, Brut?
 
2012-11-16 07:37:28 AM

padraig: Scottybobotty: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco beer is where it's at. 

FTFY

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I was thinking more along the lines of....

www.thelocalbeet.com
 
2012-11-16 07:41:29 AM

tomo12144: Romanes eunt domus


People called Romanes, they go, the house?
 
2012-11-16 07:45:11 AM
How much is the price of Cognac going up? DNRTFA
 
2012-11-16 07:45:18 AM

corridor: tomo12144: Romanes eunt domus

People called Romanes, they go, the house?


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2012-11-16 07:57:06 AM
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2012-11-16 07:58:13 AM

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What's wrong with your haaand?
 
2012-11-16 08:10:00 AM

Sybarite: [timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com image 360x240]

/strangely aroused


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In whichever way she wants...
 
2012-11-16 08:11:17 AM
Meh - anything off the vine in France is over-rated anyway. Give me a good Californian or Washington cab, merlot, or zin.
 
2012-11-16 08:11:49 AM
mmmmmmmmmm.

www.lesrestos.com
 
2012-11-16 08:38:36 AM
Yes, but what about the Merlot? WHAT ABOUT THE MERLOT???
 
2012-11-16 08:59:58 AM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Yes, but what about the Merlot? WHAT ABOUT THE MERLOT???


My girlfriend is a wine specialist. We were browsing the wine section at Hy-Vee and overheard a guy on his phone with his wife say, "I'm not seeing the Mare-lot honey are you sure they have it here?". We had a good laugh.
 
2012-11-16 09:38:55 AM
Oh +1 Subby! HOTY candidate in my book.
 
2012-11-16 10:23:49 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.


I've said for years to my family and friends: "Whatever you were going spend on champagne, don't. Give me half that, and I'll get us twice as much Cava that tastes just as good, if not better". Now I can double that figure in 2016!!

The reason it is so expensive is because the Champagne region is one of the crappiest climates/soil for grape growing in the country. That and middle classes used to love emulating whatever the royals thought was cool. And the royals of the time liked dropping money on the most expensive of shiat to flaunt their opulence.

Most non-vintage Champagne is How The Grinch Stole Christmas, imo. Moet&Chandon is not only 4-5X the price of a comparable Cava, it makes your breath smell like poop after a glass, too.
 
2012-11-16 10:57:55 AM
au revoir global warming, was nice knowin' ya
 
2012-11-16 11:04:37 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.


Cava is a lower price alternative.
 
2012-11-16 11:10:05 AM
Try a French sparkling wine that isn't Champagne.

www.mediaite.com

Crémant de Bordeaux for example.
 
2012-11-16 11:11:53 AM

dumbobruni: mmmmmmmmmm.

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Never pay more for the bottle than what's inside it.
 
2012-11-16 11:18:30 AM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Try a French sparkling wine that isn't Champagne.

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Crémant de Bordeaux for example.


Basically. Anything called Crémant is Champagne not allowed to be called Champagne. Crémant d'Alsace can be very good also. "Crémant de Limoux" uses the same grapes.
 
2012-11-16 11:30:17 AM
First Twinkies. Now this.
 
2012-11-16 11:32:49 AM

padraig: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Try a French sparkling wine that isn't Champagne.

[www.mediaite.com image 640x480]

Crémant de Bordeaux for example.

Basically. Anything called Crémant is Champagne not allowed to be called Champagne. Crémant d'Alsace can be very good also. "Crémant de Limoux" uses the same grapes.


What I liked about the Cremant de Bordeaux was it actually tasted like wine with bubbles. Very nice with cheese, olives, etc.
 
2012-11-16 02:44:15 PM

wedun: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.

Cava is a lower price alternative.


Prosecco is too sweet for me. I will have to try this Cava.
 
2012-11-16 03:23:27 PM
Came for french grammar nazi, leaving unsatisfied as no1 here apparently speaks french.
 
2012-11-16 03:26:57 PM
meh I am sure California will produce plenty of sparkling wine to pick up the slack.
 
2012-11-16 08:38:10 PM

maureen_g: wedun: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.

Cava is a lower price alternative.

Prosecco is too sweet for me. I will have to try this Cava.


Cava is lovely stuff. I'd have a good cava over a mediocre champagne every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
 
2012-11-17 01:16:51 PM

Spiralmonkey: Cava is lovely stuff. I'd have a good cava over a mediocre champagne every day of the week and twice on Sundays.


damnstraight. good cava costs 1/3 of the price of mediocre champagne, so treat you friends, too!!

Champagne is for selfish people, or rich chumps. Seriously.
 
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