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Can you recommend a cheap champagne?

  • 23-12-2013 3:24am
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 49 ✭✭✭ Little Italy


    I don't drink myself but someone close would really love it! Tesco, Aldi or Super Valu, as that is what's near.

    Thank you and happy Xmas!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,721 ✭✭✭ Sir Arthur Daley


    Beaumont des Crayeres Champagne is very good, good fizz as well.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 49 ✭✭✭ Little Italy


    Thank you, my local Tesco has huge selection of wines. Can I get it there or more specialist wine shop?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,721 ✭✭✭ Sir Arthur Daley


    Thank you, my local Tesco has huge selection of wines. Can I get it there or more specialist wine shop?
    I would say you would need to go to a wine shop, tescos own brand champagne is not bad either, had it a couple of years ago.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 49 ✭✭✭ Little Italy


    How much are we talking for a "cheap" bottle? Money is no problem, incidentally, but do I put it in the fridge? Non drinker here, all advice considered!


  • Registered Users Posts: 619 ✭✭✭ Dj Stiggie


    Yes, you serve it chilled. Sorry I can't recommend one for you though.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,721 ✭✭✭ Sir Arthur Daley


    30-40 euro will get you a nice bottle, i would chill the bottle, some people do a rapid chill in ice. Chill bottle for half hour before serving be fine.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭ Sandwlch


    Veuve somethingsomething at €20 a bottle in Aldi trumpeted by Tom Doorley and beat some fancy names in a blind tasting.
    Chilled but not overly so. Fridge it, but ideally remove to warm a little before serving.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 18,860 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Moonbeam


    Lidl Prosecco is gorgeous,way better then cheap champagne.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,964 Meangadh


    Yeah I'd definitely consider a prosecco rather than a champagne- for the price you'd spend on a cheap champagne you'd get a very good prosecco. I'm in no way an expert but I like both and wouldn't be bothered spending a fortune on champagne just to be able to call in champagne. Then again, if it's a special gift then splashing out is nice too!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,952 smcgiff


    Cheap Champagne can taste terrible. A nice sparkling white wine can be way nicer. Agree with Moonbeam's suggestion.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,997 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    bucks fizz


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,815 ✭✭✭ fussyonion


    I picked up two bottles of Aldi's Monsigny Champagne at €20 each.
    I'd seen a documentary recently where they blind tasted champagnes and this one scored a little higher than Moet on taste.
    I'll let you know if it's nice when I open it in the morning!


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