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Snooth User: BCoyle

Champagne Toast

Posted by BCoyle, Aug 25, 2008.

Hello All -

My fiancee and I are having an engagement party this weekend and we would like to have some champagne to do a toast. We love champagne but our guest couldn't tell the difference between sparkling wine and real champagne. We don't want to spead the $$ for the real deal but we don't want to loose the taste and quality.

My questions is, what is a good sparkling wine that wont skimp out on taste but is still easy on the wallet? I have had Zardetto Proseco and Sergio which are both great, anyone else have some suggestions?

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Reply by Adam Levin, Aug 25, 2008.

How much are you looking to spend?
Segura Viudas wines can be a good value (http://www.snooth.com/wines/segura+...). Also, I've enjoyed Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines (http://www.snooth.com/wines/gloria+...).

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Reply by BCoyle, Aug 25, 2008.

Somewhere between 10 and 15

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Reply by John Andrews, Aug 25, 2008.

I would agree with Adam on Gloria Ferrer. I would add in Domaine Carneros but both I think would be more like $15 to $20.

But in your price range I'd go with Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut. Plus, the bottle looks cool. :-)

http://www.snooth.com/wine/freixene...

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Reply by oceank8, Aug 27, 2008.

With people that don't know much about sparkling wine, often Asti Spumante is a hit. You can sometimes find it for under $10. People like to drink it because it is a bit sweet, but maybe that's not what you are going for.
Gloria Ferrer is a favorite of mine as well.

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Reply by BCoyle, Aug 27, 2008.

Thanks all for the information and help, it sounds like the Gloria Ferrer or the Freixenet Cordon might be the one.

Thanks!

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 27, 2008.

Hey - sorry if i'm too late, but there's a lot of good Cava's in the $15 range. They are often slightly sweeter and for the average drinker more palatable than a super dry Champagne:

http://www.snooth.com/wines/cava/1/...


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