Post # 1
Ladies, I need your help! I have just been told I CAN bring alcohol onto the party bus after the ceremony that takes us and the WP to the reception. What is the best champagne? Guys will get beer but that leaves 7 of us girls.
Post # 3
Bumping this for you.
I’m not much help because I’ve had everything from Korbel to Dom Perignon and I don’t think there’s much difference lol It all depends on the amount of sweetness you want. Brut – dry and barely sweet; Extra/dry – slightly sweeter than brut but still dry; sec – moderately sweet; demi-sec – fairly sweet; and doux- the sweetest champagne
Post # 4
@jesssamesssa: Personally I LOVE Veuve Clicquot (both yellow label and pink label). It tastes amazing, and no headache in the morning! It’s pricey though – that’s why I only get it for *VERY* special (hint hint) occasions. 🙂
Post # 5
@jesssamesssa: I love Schramsburg Brut Rose’. It is a bit pretty pricey….but so good!! I also love their Cremant’ but that is more of a sweet champagne.
Post # 6
Yep – another vote for Veuve Chicquot here!!! I drink a lot of champagne and it is my very favorite (even above Dom, Christal, etc.). Yum, yum!
Post # 7
I like Pommery. I’ve been to their caves so I might be biased…=)
Post # 8
Veuve clicquot (yellow label) and Dom perignon
Post # 9
Depends what you like! I do NOT like a Brut, but some people do. I prefer a Demi-Sec or Sec sparkler.
You have a couple weekends left to “sample!”
Post # 10
Veuve and Moet are both very good “special occasion” champagnes ($40-50), in my opinion. I used to love the Moet White Star, but they don’t make it any more.
If you can get it, I had an incredible sparkling pinot noir from Goose Watch Vineyards in the Finger Lakes region of NY. It was only $18 and it was delicious. I was nervous because I don’t like sweet wine and I think we’re all conditioned that pink=sweet (probably because of white zin) but it was crisp, fruity, and dry.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@jesssamesssa: Mid-range expensive ($20-30 per bottle) I would pick Rosa Regale or Coppola’s Sofia. Cheap would be Cristalino Brut or Extra Brut (under $10 per bottle). Expensive go for the Cristal ($200+ per bottle depending on where you live). I am not a fan of Dom Perignon; it tastes bitter to me.
Post # 12
Well, I like Dom too but I LOVE Wilson Creek’s Almond Champagne. It’s super yummy
Post # 13
Veuve Clicquot all the way! Especially for a good special occasion!!
Post # 14
@peachacid: I like Pommery too! Both the champagne and the caves!
@jesssamesssa: If you’re looking for a different opinion, I dislike Veuve, a lot. For a cheaper price point, like Veuve, I’d stick with Bollinger or Tattinger…. even Moet is ok.
If you’re looking for something even cheaper than those prices, you probably can’t get champagne. Cremant is the next best thing in my opinion but I can’t recommend one because I’m in Ontario and our selection is terrible (can’t even get Bollinger or Tattinger easily).
If you’re looking for something very decadent, go with a vintage Dom Perignon. Totally worth the money, especially for a special occasion.
Post # 15
It would probably be helpful to clarify what you mean by best. There are so many options! One idea is to do the mini Pommery Pink Pop bottles, they are really fun and you can do mini bottles (http://www.totalwine.com/eng/product/pommery-pop-rose/97522187). Or, there are mini cans of sparkling wine, Sofia Minis that are also really cute! http://www.franciscoppolawinery.com/wine/sofia/mini
Both are really fun options!
Post # 16
Sorry I could have been a little more specific. I am completely new to Champagne and I didnt realize there were so many kinds. I like sweet. I like Moscato wine if I drink wine. My sister had a pink champagne at her wedding it was good but not that great. Not sure what kind it was though. Im willing to pay up to $100 for a bottle. There is a total wine near where I live so Im sure whatever kind you suggest will be easy for me to get.