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    Sergio's Champagne (and sparkling wine) Thread.

    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.

    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.

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    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.

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    Last night I enjoyed this Perrier Jouet (unsure of the year) with some Mac-n-Cheese.

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    It made a snack into a first class meal!

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    That Mac & Chi looks good. Did you make it?

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    Prolly have a tall Rootbeer Float with my 2 Grandsons whom will be joining me for the festivities
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    That Mac & Chi looks good. Did you make it?
    Day old reheated Stouffer's, but I do make a mean homemade Mac!

    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    Prolly have a tall Rootbeer Float with my 2 Grandsons whom will be joining me for the festivities
    Champagne budget with (root)beer taste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    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!

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    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!
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    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.
    --Garrett--

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    Nice! What are you gonna get Garrett?

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    Picked up a bottle of Asti today. We're conny sewers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alantig View Post
    We're conny sewers.
    What's that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    What's that?
    A sarcastic version of connoisseurs.
    Alan

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    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.

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    Having a humble bottle of Korbel this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alantig View Post
    A sarcastic version of connoisseurs.
    I seriously can't believe that went over my head, you are a champion of puns Alan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    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.

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    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.

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