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sergiodeblanc
12-27-2012, 02:41 PM
NYE is approaching, the one holiday where you are socially obligated to drink champagne, stay up late, make empty promises, and kiss a stranger. The sexiest holiday next to Halloween, and slightly edging out Valentine's Day with regards to the potential of "getting down" with your mate. What are you going to be sipping on when the clock strikes midnight?

I admit that I could probably have a new PRS with the amount of money I spend on champagne each year, maybe not a PS or a ME but surely a used CE or Standard! I will drink it on an average day to make it seem a bit more special or just to "prissy" up a drab meal, it's not cheap but sometimes I think I am worth it.:girl:

One of the parts of being professionally fabulous that doesn't get mentioned too often is training. In order to maintain your composure while drinking on NYE it is important to prepare yourself a few days in advance, champagne has a way of getting to you pretty fast if you are unprepared, so I advise you to get a head start and grab one of those bottles you got from the past holiday, it is the responsible thing to do.


Vueve Clicquot Yellow Label 2010 paired with Jack's pizza.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/IMG_1013_zpsd9696818.jpg

I had this later on Christmas evening, the mild peach accents and biscuity aftertaste in the Vueve along with its initial attack, really brought out the subtlety of the Jack's sublime processed mozzarella cheese.

sergiodeblanc
12-27-2012, 03:02 PM
Last night I enjoyed this Perrier Jouet (unsure of the year) with some Mac-n-Cheese.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/IMG_1017_zpsaf99ff8b.jpg

It made a snack into a first class meal!

Shawn@PRS
12-27-2012, 03:10 PM
That Mac & Chi looks good. Did you make it?

markie
12-27-2012, 03:13 PM
Prolly have a tall Rootbeer Float with my 2 Grandsons whom will be joining me for the festivities :biggrin:

sergiodeblanc
12-27-2012, 03:35 PM
That Mac & Chi looks good. Did you make it?

Day old reheated Stouffer's, but I do make a mean homemade Mac!


Prolly have a tall Rootbeer Float with my 2 Grandsons whom will be joining me for the festivities :biggrin:

Champagne budget with (root)beer taste? :biggrin:

veinbuster
12-27-2012, 07:10 PM
Last night I enjoyed this Perrier Jouet (unsure of the year) with some Mac-n-Cheese.

This is one of two that my wife will happily drink. She doesn't drink much so she is a bit fussy if she is going to bother.
The other is Dom Perignon - that because when we got married I splurged $29 for a bottle and told her I would buy her one every year - price has gone up a bit since then.

sergiodeblanc
12-28-2012, 08:22 PM
This is one of two that my wife will happily drink. She doesn't drink much so she is a bit fussy if she is going to bother.
The other is Dom Perignon - that because when we got married I splurged $29 for a bottle and told her I would buy her one every year - price has gone up a bit since then.

It's hard to say no to PJ!

sergiodeblanc
12-28-2012, 08:25 PM
I took last night off but today when my lady said she was going out, I decided to grab some spicy Thai take-out and crack a second bottle of Perrier!
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/IMG_1019_zps1cf9c811.jpg

garrett
12-29-2012, 01:35 PM
My wife and I typically only drink bubbly for New Years or a few other random special times. This thread reminds me I need to pick something up for this coming NYE. We've been favoring beer this year, but still enjoy a nice red wine from time to time as well as the occasional white.

sergiodeblanc
12-29-2012, 03:07 PM
Nice! What are you gonna get Garrett?

alantig
12-29-2012, 06:36 PM
Picked up a bottle of Asti today. We're conny sewers.

sergiodeblanc
12-29-2012, 08:59 PM
We're conny sewers.

What's that?

alantig
12-29-2012, 09:16 PM
What's that?

A sarcastic version of connoisseurs.

Shawn@PRS
12-29-2012, 09:21 PM
A nice, kind of sweet, red with a hint of fizz is Dolce Stilnovo Rosso.

Now I'm no wine connoisseur, so this may be sh!t. But I like it.

Blackbird
12-29-2012, 09:34 PM
Having a humble bottle of Korbel this evening.

sergiodeblanc
12-29-2012, 10:54 PM
A sarcastic version of connoisseurs.

I seriously can't believe that went over my head, you are a champion of puns Alan. :adore:

sergiodeblanc
12-29-2012, 11:08 PM
A nice, kind of sweet, red with a hint of fizz is Dolce Stilnovo Rosso.

Now I'm no wine connoisseur, so this may be sh!t. But I like it.


I have never tried it before but it's priced right, I will be on the lookout for it. Where do you get it?


Having a humble bottle of Korbel this evening.

Listen here now, even a "humble" bottle of Korbel is a positive step forward to attaining a life of leisure. I am most proud of you, everyday worth living should include the possibility of a little bubbly.

garrett
12-30-2012, 10:05 AM
Nice! What are you gonna get Garrett?

Under direction of the Mrs, I got us a bottle of Barefoot Bubbly Moscato. We're not usually into dry whites and this stuff is like alcoholic sparkling white grape juice.

Shawn@PRS
12-30-2012, 12:42 PM
I have never tried it before but it's priced right, I will be on the lookout for it. Where do you get it?


Our local wine shop/liquor store carries it.

sergiodeblanc
12-31-2012, 12:28 AM
I messed up today and bought a bottle of extra dry Piper when I had wanted brut, I'll have to return it tomorrow. My training schedule is now compromised.

sergiodeblanc
01-06-2013, 02:38 PM
Went to Dominick's/Safeway where they have a deal that when you buy six bottles they give you 10% off, so it made this somewhat reasonable.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/IMG_1027_zps4fd458a6.jpg

I love that Taittinger is still family owned and run unlike most producers. The lady had a somewhat uncomfortable experience drinking too much "champagne" at a non-Sergio hosted party the night before NYE so this one was all mine.:cheers:

Bill SAS 513
01-07-2013, 04:32 PM
I only drink things I can pronounce...LoL...same with my wife (lucky me) to quote Brad Paisley...She'll take a beer over white wine!!!

sergiodeblanc
01-27-2014, 06:28 AM
With a little help from my two greatest friends (who I thoughtfully introduced to each other 20 yrs ago.. they now have 3 boys!) and my ex (with whom I've recently renegotiated my contract) I killed these three bottles of bubbly on Saturday night.
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/IMG_0592_zpscf198819.jpg (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/sergiodeblanc/media/IMG_0592_zpscf198819.jpg.html)


I've already spoken about the PJ so I'll skip it this time.. but it was good as a warm up for these two really fun sparklers:

First up is the big dog; 2005 Louis Roederer Cristal paired with Little Caesars Crazy Bread. The optional Crazy Sauce "Jalapeño Cheeze" really brought out the appley nose and biscuity flavor of this wine.
Additional flavor notes: If you're not drinking Cristal, you're drinking piss.
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/IMG_0595_zps6172e75e.jpg (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/sergiodeblanc/media/IMG_0595_zps6172e75e.jpg.html)


2006 Veuve Clicqout Rose (Cracklin' Rosie or "pink champagne")

It's impossible for me not to sing some Neil Diamond when sippin' on this. It's paired with some fancy pants beet-cup thing with some fennel an' sh!t.
Additional Flavor notes: Who knows.. By the time we got around to opening this one we had killed Cris an' PJ and a couple of bottles of red with dinner, but you really just buy pink champagne because it makes women shake their boobs (as seen in this picture of my hostess).

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/IMG_0597_zps67522f5e.jpg (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/sergiodeblanc/media/IMG_0597_zps67522f5e.jpg.html)

sergiodeblanc
01-27-2014, 06:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6FfjlxZLTk

Yeah... it's a song about wine.

Shawn@PRS
01-27-2014, 08:23 AM
LOL- Bravo Sergio, Bravo!

daa2202
01-27-2014, 10:30 AM
I like the way you roll, Sergio.

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01-27-2014, 10:52 AM
LOL- Bravo Sergio, Bravo!

+1

wardog
01-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Sergio, you are awesome!!!!

vchizzle
01-27-2014, 02:43 PM
5 star thread:congrats:
:)

vchizzle
01-27-2014, 02:46 PM
:top:

veinbuster
01-27-2014, 05:49 PM
Hmm...perhaps I'm missing something by always letting the Mrs. have strawberries and chocolate with bubbly...or shrimp - somehow they got an exemption.

Solocaller
01-27-2014, 05:58 PM
Sergio, I think you and I need to hang out.

alantig
01-27-2014, 06:43 PM
Sergio, I think you and I need to hang out.

EVERYBODY needs a little quality time w/Sergio!

sergiodeblanc
01-27-2014, 08:07 PM
Hmm...perhaps I'm missing something by always letting the Mrs. have strawberries and chocolate with bubbly...or shrimp - somehow they got an exemption.

Well I think the most important thing to realize is that champagne shouldn't be locked down by traditional pairings, chocolate and fruit are great no doubt, but I'm trying to cover some new ground here... Did you see that movie Sideways (I think) that had that Paul Giamatti in it? My friends all died from laughter when the scene came up with him enjoying that super rare bottle of wine in a fast food restaurant saying; "OMG.. That's YOU!" :girl:

And I just don't do seafood.


Sergio, I think you and I need to hang out.

Bring it on! I'm trying to figure out what will pair best with some Taco Bell Cheezy Fiesta Potatoes.