(Closed) “Champagne” Toast?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Italian champagne=champagne (and tastier) to me =]

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I certainly would!  People know what a champagne toast is, and if you called it a “Prosecco Toast,” it would only confuse them, even if it is more accurate.  πŸ™‚ 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, that is correct. Wine makers cannot call their product “Champagne” unless it is actually made in the Champagne province of France (hence why Italian makers, Californian makers, etc. call it ‘sparkling wine.’) It’s the same thing, just made elsewhere. Yes, I tend to agree too that you should still call it a Champagne toast – unless you have friends/family from that province who are going to freak out if you call it that, you should be fine. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are doing the same thing and we will call it a “champagne toast”. By The Way, the Bellenda brand they sell at Costco is really good!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

absolutely!  It’s still champagne.  enjoy!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, still call it champagne. If someone is curious to know the specific kinda they will ask you or your parents or something. As long as you aren’t toasting with malt beverages (like Zima) and trying to pass it off as champagne then no one will be the wiser.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You may not care – in which case call it whatever you want. But if you want to be particular, I would not use the term “Champagne” only because it isn’t. If it isn’t grown in Champagne, France than it is not Champagne.

I’m also not a very big fan of Champagne (waaaay to dry and always leads to an awful headache the next day, even after just ONE glass!) but I luuuuurve Prosecco. I would just put “Toast” or put “Prosecco Toast.” Don’t be worried about appearing cheap – Prosecco is very popular and there are also some very expensive offerings, so for all people know you are serving one of those. Plus I don’t think any of that matters. My guess is that your guests will either know what it is (and probably like it) or they won’t know and will think it is exotic – and I’m pretty confident they will like it too! I’ve had so many bad “Champagne” offerings at weddings in the past, believe me, you are doing them a favor!

I kind of want a glass right now…!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This thread reminded me that I bought some recently at Trader Joe’s for $4.99 that I haven’t tried yet. I’m going to break it open tonight!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Unrelated because most people have answered the question (call it whatever you want πŸ™‚ ) but prosecco is my absolute favorite, and I would love if more people had prosecco toasts instead of champagne toasts! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

Technically no, it’s not a champagne toast, because the wine does not come from the Champagne region of France, as has been stated before.  But if you don’t call it a champagne toast, most people get confused and wonder if they’re toasting with the right thing!

I personally prefer sparkling wine from Australia and Argentina, as prosecco can be a little too sweet for me, and the really good champagne is just too far out of my grad student budget.   Thankfully we have so many delicious options from all over the world for those of us who don’t feel like drinking Champagne!

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