(Closed) Which Champagne to Serve at Reception

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Dealing with this same issue!  I recommend Korbel (better than Cook’s in my opinion), Freixenet and Gruet.  Good luck — I’m excited to see what others suggest!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I recommend Domaine Ste. Michelle, either the brut or the extra dry.  No offense Marinara, but I like it WAY better than Freixenet.  The cheapest I’ve seen it sold is $7.99 (Total Wine), but I have never seen it higher than $10.99.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

My favorite is Martini & Rossi Asti. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. You could probably get it for $10 a bottle if you get a discount for buying cases. It’s not technically champagne, but it’s the best sparkling wine or champage I’ve had.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We went with a prosecco.  I forget the name but they are often REALLY reasonably priced, taste really good (as oppoesed to cheap california sparkling…), and the guests will never know the difference.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Verde!! I love that stuff, and you can get the big bottle for I think $8 and its really good

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ejoyb – I love barefoot wines, they are so good and cheap!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We served the Domaine Ste. Michelle jorynrose recommended, but we also buy Freixenet.  I’ve seen it more places and for a buck or two less than the Domaine Ste. Michelle (which starts to add up quickly!)

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Segura Viudas is really yummy and pretty cheap (under $10). 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

An excellent idea is find a Champagne that you love and then have custom labels made! That way no one can comment on the type of Champagne you chose to use. It’s amazing how people will just look at the label and not trust their senses. Plus, it’s the small details that really make your wedding WOW.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a champagne nut.  I like the bruts (dry, not sweet). Asti is the sweetest kind of sparking wine, so I don’t think you want that.  You want the middle ground. 

 

Gruet is a very nice one.  Christalino is a cheaper, but still solid choice.  There are three varieties…two of the three would work for you.  You can find them at World Market and Whole Foods if you want to give them a try.  🙂

 

 

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