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What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Jenise » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:37 pm

David Bueker's is the NV Gaston Chiquet, according to a post of his this weekend. Mine, at least until I run out :), is the Charles Heidsick Blue Cap Monopole, also an NV. When that runs out, there's a case of Gosset Brut Excellence waiting in the wings. Prior to acquiring the Charlies, we were loving a Tasmanian bubbly that was mighty fine for $20, but later versions haven't been as wowable.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Mark Lipton » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:44 pm

NV Foreau Vouvray Brut
NV Larmandier-Bernier 'Vertus' Brut

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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby David M. Bueker » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:51 pm

When I run out of the Gaston-Chiquet I will be transitioning to 2002 Huet Vouvray Petillant.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Brian Gilp » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:57 pm

It switches around a lot but we seem to always come back to Gruet for the inexpensive one and the Pierre Peters for when it calls from something a little more.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby RichardAtkinson » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:01 pm

For a house bubbly? We like Cristalino. Especially the Rose'. Or the Feuillatte (sp?)..never can remember the spelling...Rose' for something more special.

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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Otto » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:05 pm

There are a couple moderately priced bubblies that I very much enjoy on a semi-regular basis: Ratzenberger's Bacharacher Kloster Fürstental Riesling Sekt, Bisol's basic Jeio Prosecco (under 10€ yet fun), Joseph Scharsch's Crémant d'Alsace Cuvée Préstige and Landreau's Crémant de Loire pink stuff. But I don't really get the idea of a house wine when there is so much new stuff to try. Of course here, with a very limited amount of affordable fizz, I do drink quite a bit of the same stuff.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Cynthia Wenslow » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:07 pm

We always have a bottle of Gruet in the fridge. Never know when there might be a reason to open it. Like, oh, it's Monday night. :wink:
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Jim Grow » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:11 pm

NV Jean Laurent B de Noir, the older the better. Disgourgement date is on back label.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Dale Williams » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:31 pm

I enjoy experimenting too much to have a house bubbly, but at any given time I will have most of these on hand:
Gruet BdNoirs
Pinon Vouvray Brut
Foreau Vouvray Brut
Charles Ellner Brut or Rose
Huet Vouvray Petillant
Pierre Peters BdB
Godme Rose

All NV, except the Huet (I currently have '98, '00,'02).
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Robin Garr » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:44 pm

Because I drink something different every time I open a bottle, I don't buy by the case and don't really have a house "anything." Speaking of bubbly generically, though, for me it's Prosecco, preferably Valdobbiadene, when I want an inexpensive bottle; and the real C word (or possibly Franciacorta) when I want something a little more pricey. But generally it's a different producer every time, with the possible exception of a few special-occasion labels that I go back to on occasion, like Pol Roger.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby David Lole » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:19 pm

Currently Louis Roederer N/V
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Michael A » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:55 pm

My go to bubbly is usually a Spanish Cava or Sparkling Vouvray.... but for my special one I always go to Moet White Star (sentimental reasons)

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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Dave Erickson » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:47 pm

Hubert Clavelin et Fils Brut-Comté NV; Côtes du Jura, France

I was blind-tasted on this years ago, and thought it was Champagne. It still does the trick for $18.99. Please excuse the commercial link.

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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby David Creighton » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:52 pm

margaine brut nv at the moment. has been gatinois in the past; but can't find it anymore. the new mandois release isn't as developed as the last; but will be a candidate.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Jenise » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:58 pm

Cynthia Wenslow wrote:We always have a bottle of Gruet in the fridge. Never know when there might be a reason to open it. Like, oh, it's Monday night. :wink:


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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Lou Kessler » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:41 pm

I plead guilty to not drinking much sparkling wine. I guess for a modest celebration we would drink a Billecart Salmon Rose. It's the only one that I have more than six bottles. I do have maybe a couple of mixed cases in the cellar of more expensive champagne.
Maybe if I had some 375s we would drink more bubbly. The two of us can't come close to killing a 750. Our use is limited to when we have company.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Matt Richman » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:51 pm

We don't drink much sparkling wine, but we always have a bottle of Zardetto Prosecco around and frequently some Gruet. It's a nice thing to start an evening of entertaining.

I also saw a fantastic sale on half bottles of Veuve Clicquot and bought a bunch. A great thing to start an evening when it's just the two of us.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Jenise » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:02 pm

Dale Williams wrote:I enjoy experimenting too much to have a house bubbly, but at any given time I will have most of these on hand:
Gruet BdNoirs
Pinon Vouvray Brut
Foreau Vouvray Brut
Charles Ellner Brut or Rose
Huet Vouvray Petillant
Pierre Peters BdB
Godme Rose

All NV, except the Huet (I currently have '98, '00,'02).


Godme? New name to me. Must google.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby geo t. » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:13 pm

Jim Grow wrote:NV Jean Laurent B de Noir, the older the better. Disgourgement date is on back label.


Oh yeah, baby, I'm with you on this one!

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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby geo t. » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:27 pm

Since we don't open Jean Laurent or Philipponnat Royale Reserve on a regular basis (much as we'd like to), Kim and I have been opening quite a few of these lately: Jean-Louis Denois Brut Chardonnay Limoux NV, for a little less than $16 per.

The first thing you need to know is that Kim is NOT a bubble head (I am), but we both really like this one. In fact, she encouraged me to pick up a case of this, and that was all I needed to hear. My brief notes read as following:

Medium straw color, with pungent, expressive green apple and mineral flavors and aromas. Fairly ripe, with rich stony character and plenty of zip and zest.

Just my 2 oz.,

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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Sam Platt » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:50 pm

Duval-Leroy Brut NV
Deutz Brut NV
Prosecco (generic, often for Kir)
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Clint Hall » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:51 am

Over the past year or two we've probably served guests more Lermandier-Bernier Vertus and Blanc de Blancs than any other single NV Champagne. Aside from Champagne most of our sparklers are Vouvrays and other Loires. Variety's the name of the game. Life's too short to have one "house" sparkler.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Nigel Groundwater » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:15 am

Mainly Pol Roger and Taittinger NVs alternating and interspersed with many grower favourites but Chateau de Boursault Tradition usually.
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Re: What's your "house bubbly"?

Postby Bruce K » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:28 am

François Pinon NV Vouvray Brut
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