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Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2003 - 8:14 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava (e8,- per bottle) mixes well with OJ to make mimosas, a traditional morning after drink.
Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 8:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Cook's. Someone once told me it was originally made for cracking against the hulls of new ships. Not fit for human consumption. Apparently, the ship-launching market has shrunk enough for Cook's to decide that humans can, and indeed should, drink its swill.
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 10:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

One of my Fraternity (no jokes please) brothers got married this summer and his wedding involved MANY cases of Gruet. It's not bad. I recall sitting by the pool drinking bottle after bottle as the sun set (that's about all I recall). I even brought a bottle back with me. It's surprising to find that you can actually get a decent sparkling wine out of New Mexico.
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I suppose this might be an appropriate time of year to try Death in the Afternoon again.

I gotta say, I tried it once using a Spanish cava (demi-sec) and Segarra, and I found it dreadful, acidic and flavorless, a waste of both the wine and the absinthe. The cava seemed to dull the flavors in the Segarra without really adding anything except a sort of bubbly mushiness.

Is this really just a glorified drink to get wasted on?

What I have found really nice lately: Segarra served neat in a tulip glass like brandy, or with an equal part of a young fine cognac, along with a glass of ice water.
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My everyday brand is Gruet. My wife is mad about demi-secs and we have been trying them all. So far our favorite is the Schamsberg Cremant.
Happy New Year
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Lanson's Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs, Perrier-Jouet, G.H. Mumm, and of course, Cuvée Dom Perignon.

Good book:

I aint "G" enough for the Moet!

I don't think the "G's" even like the Cristal for Cristal...just that it costs too much (I guess that makes it good)
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's just about New years and I think we need a discussion of Champagne and sparkling wines.

For everyday consumption I like Roederers' NV, Veuve Cliquot (yellow -lab)NV, and Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV.
For the special occasion you can't beat the Veuve Grand Damn and The ole' Dom Perignon.

I'm not "G" enough for Cristal.

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