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We are going to do a Champagne toast at our dinner, can you guys recommend a good brand, keeping in mind that I have no desire to spend a fortune on a bottle? :-)

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love Mumm Cuvee, its about 14-17 a bottle depending on where you get it. Unless its from Champagne France you can only call it sparkling wine, which is what the people at Mumm told me when Will and I went tasting once. Welcome to Mumm Napa

 

we just bought it for a friends wedding this weekend and everyone liked it.

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no that's sparkling cider, sparkling wine is any "champagne" not made in Champagne France

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Hmm I guess you guys can tell I'm not a huge wine person.. lol I tried to post the wine list at the Sheraton but it's not working..

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I'm not a big Champagne person, but I would recommend going to your local liquor store, In Illinois we have Binny's, their alcohol is usually cheaper and sometimes they have discount cards you can use.

 

They sell their wine/champagne in cases, which is usually cheaper.

 

Also, they hold events where you can taste wine and champagne (they usually have one once a week), where you can see if you like a particular brand. Otherwise, I would just buy one and see if you like it, its a good excuse to get a bit tipsy!

 

Here's their website: Binnys Beverage Depot - Wine Search

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Tammy - before making a recommendation to you, I guess I would want to see their list. My guess is that your choices may be limited. We had a sparkling wine from Chile for our reception & it was great.

 

Do you like a dry-ish or sweet-ish wine?

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Umm I don't know I think I had wine like twice and I have no idea what it was.. lol Irma at the Sheraton recommended "CHAMPAGNE POMERY POP FRANCE" she said "Cost $65 usd + + per bottle (200ml) Or the regular size $ 120 usd + + per bottle" not sure what the difference in the two bottles are, we need 8 glasses for the toast, how do I know which one to get?

 

Here is part of the list she sent me..

 

Louis Roederer CristalBrutReims1995$7,800.00

Moët & Chandon Cuvee Dom Perignon BrutEpernay1996$3,250.00

Perrier Jouët Belle EpoqueBrutEpernay1996$2,450.00

Laurent Perriere Cuvee RoseBrutEpernayNV$2,050.00

Moet & Chadon Brut RoseNV$1,400.00

Veuve Clicquot PosardinBrutReimsNV$1,250.00

Moët & ChandonBrut ImperialEpernayNV$1,250.00

Moët & Chandon Nectar ImperialDemi SecEpernayNV$1,250.00

A. ThienotReimsNV$950.00

 

SPARKLING WINE / VINOS ESPUMOSOS

USA

Royal Cuvee Gloria FerrerBrutCarneros, California1996$700.00

Beringer White Zinfandel SparklingDemi secCaliforniaNV$480.00

Domaine Ste. Michelle Blanc de BlancsBrutWashingtonNV$450.00

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Hmmm, 200 ml is only like six ounces. A standard bottle of wine is 750 ml and as a general rule, you can expect 4 to six glasses of wine (depending on how generous the pour). I would say you need 2 bottles of champagne/sparkling wine for your toast. And, quite honestly, the one at the bottom of the list, Domaine Ste Michelle Blanc de Blancs is not a bad choice at all.

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