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Snooth User: Adam Levin

Expensive Champagne

Posted by Adam Levin, Sep 10, 2008.

http://www.seriousaboutwine.co.za/?p=1098
$275,000...really?

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Reply by John Andrews, Sep 10, 2008.

You should see some of the old Champagne I've seen this week ... with the quantities these places produce it is a wonder that they can keep prices so high. I know there is a lot of demand but you should see some of these wine caves!

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Reply by Adam Levin, Sep 10, 2008.

So do all the champagne houses use automatic riddling racks or do some still do it by hand?

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Reply by John Andrews, Sep 10, 2008.

Most are using a combination from what I can see ... it seems for the prestige and vintage bottles hand riddling is still being used but for the mass production non-vintage many houses are switching to the gyropallets. The gyropallets can do the complete job of riddling in one week as opposed to 2 to 3 weeks for a human.

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Sep 10, 2008.

Having a good time out there, Honda?

I wonder if you could train a crab tractor to riddle wine.


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