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ChicagoWhiteSox
03-06-2012, 10:41 AM
What do you guys like for NV bubbles? I'd take Krug almost every time, but it's a little pricey for a NV to drink on a regular basis.

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-06-2012, 06:46 PM
No one drinks champagne?:r

Ismith75
03-06-2012, 07:05 PM
Perriere Jouet Grand Brut is great. Has paired nicely with a few smokes too :tu

Zanaspus
03-07-2012, 08:17 AM
I've been out of wine for a few years now, but my favorite NV was always Veuve-Cliquot.

If you're not hung up on champagne per se, find a good wine shop and ask. I remember having several Australian bubblies that blew French NV away for lots less money. Unfortunately I am old and name retention was never my strong suit.

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-07-2012, 10:56 AM
I've been out of wine for a few years now, but my favorite NV was always Veuve-Cliquot.

If you're not hung up on champagne per se, find a good wine shop and ask. I remember having several Australian bubblies that blew French NV away for lots less money. Unfortunately I am old and name retention was never my strong suit.

I'd be interested to know which Aussie bottles blew away French. I've never had any sparkling wine from Australia, but I'm interested now.

mosesbotbol
03-07-2012, 11:05 AM
My two favorites are Taittinger and Philipponnat Royal Reserve. Pierre Peters and Henriot both make great NV's... So, there are four good ones to choose from for me.

alwayslit
03-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Bollinger

Zanaspus
03-07-2012, 04:56 PM
I'd be interested to know which Aussie bottles blew away French. I've never had any sparkling wine from Australia, but I'm interested now.

As I mentioned in my post, if I remembered them, I'd tell you. I was lucky enough to have a wine proprietor who tasted everything that the vendor powers that be put in front of him. Mike would then buy what was objectively good and not overpriced. It took me years to find such a vendor who was more interested in customers vs. bottom line. It takes a lot of shopping, but they are out there. If you find one, cherish him.

Very sorry I can't be of more help. ;s

TJtorpedo
03-08-2012, 07:56 PM
I'm gonna sound like a dope, but what does NV stand for?

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-08-2012, 07:58 PM
I'm gonna sound like a dope, but what does NV stand for?

Non Vintage

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-08-2012, 07:59 PM
As I mentioned in my post, if I remembered them, I'd tell you. I was lucky enough to have a wine proprietor who tasted everything that the vendor powers that be put in front of him. Mike would then buy what was objectively good and not overpriced. It took me years to find such a vendor who was more interested in customers vs. bottom line. It takes a lot of shopping, but they are out there. If you find one, cherish him.

Very sorry I can't be of more help. ;s

No worries. I'm going to be checking out some sparklers from down under soon.

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-08-2012, 08:00 PM
My two favorites are Taittinger and Philipponnat Royal Reserve. Pierre Peters and Henriot both make great NV's... So, there are four good ones to choose from for me.

Thanks Moses. Taittinger is solid stuff. I'll see if I can find some Henroit locally.

mosesbotbol
03-09-2012, 09:18 AM
Thanks Moses. Taittinger is solid stuff. I'll see if I can find some Henroit locally.

There are many boutique brands that have NV's, have tried a few, but what I listed are all easy to find and no one would give a thumb's down to.

TJtorpedo
03-09-2012, 07:58 PM
Non Vintage

Ah. Thanks!

I guess I'm not much of a champagne drinker, but I do enjoy them, as well as Persecos and Cavas. Regarding Australian sparklers, I had one several years ago called Lorikeet, I believe (or maybe it was from New Zealand)? I remember it being pretty good, but for all I know it may have been the Australian version of Cooks...

deborahclark
04-17-2012, 02:58 AM
My vote for Perriere Jouet Grand Brut. It's pretty good.

Tredegar
06-13-2012, 03:19 PM
For me, I really enjoy a Korbel Moscatto Frizzante. It used to be available only at their winery but I see that you can get it from them online now.