(Closed) Astis instead of Champagne?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Asti is an Italian sparkling wine and is a good, less expensive alternative to Champagne.  Honestly, most of your guests would not be able to tell the difference.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know much about Asti, but I do plan on serving prosecco instead of Champagne. I like it better and I think it’s cheaper. Serving Asti would be the same idea–that and Prosecco are both sparkling wine very similar to Champagne. If you’re interested, I say buy a bottle and see what you think! If you like it then definitely serve it 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

omg, i love asti spumanti. yumyumyum

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Pretty much nobody can tell the difference between champagne and sparkling wine! I just get a cheap bottle at Trader Joe’s and nobody can ever tell the difference 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Asti is delicious! Champagne is not so delicious!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

My cousins had a verdi at their wedding instead of champagne. So much that now I am drinking that more so then anything else.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I cater at weddings and even though the catering company I work for is very high end, I’ve served actual champagne once.  Usually it’s prosecco or another sparkling wine. Don’t think we’ve done any asti, which is my personal favorite.  Barefoot actually makes a really good moscato spumante and a pink champagne which are delicious and usually pretty inexpensive.  There is a really tasty inexpensive asti out there also, I think martini & rossi make it?  It’s about $15-19 a bottle, the Barefoot is usually around $10-12. 

Good champagne is damn expensive and getting a good but less expensive sparkling wine is way better than serving cheap champagne.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Asti is DELICIOUS. It is my mom’s favorite drink in the world.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I think we’ll do prosecco or barefoot champagne!

Post # 12
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Honey bee

Its only called champagne because the grapes are grown in the Champagne region. Other than the taste of the grapes, Prosecco, Asti, sparkling wine is made the same way. The differences come from the different producers and weather for the year/region and not necessarily because its called different.

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