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   France's champagne grape harvest down 40% this year. Eau L'Humanité

16 Nov 2012 07:11 AM   |   1102 clicks   |   Time
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Asa Phelps    [TotalFark]  
how about their sparkling white grape harvest? how did that do?

16 Nov 2012 01:55 AM
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NewportBarGuy    [TotalFark]  

Asa Phelps: how about their sparkling white grape harvest? how did that do?


I'm wondering more about the meritage grapes.

16 Nov 2012 06:45 AM
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Scottybobotty     
Personne qui baise ne s'inquiète de ces têtes françaises de merde d'abruti.

16 Nov 2012 07:19 AM
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tomo12144     
Romanes eunt domus

16 Nov 2012 07:20 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Luckily my New Year's plans are just fine. I have 30 cases of champagne futures that I'll be receiving soon.

16 Nov 2012 07:24 AM
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Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich     
Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.

16 Nov 2012 07:28 AM
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Scottybobotty     

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco beer is where it's at.

 

FTFY

16 Nov 2012 07:29 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.


Spoken like a true proletarian.

16 Nov 2012 07:29 AM
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padraig     

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.


I buy my champagne directly at the producer for 14 euros a bottle, and everybody finds it wonderful. Some Champagne are overrated.

16 Nov 2012 07:30 AM
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padraig     

Scottybobotty: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco beer is where it's at. 

FTFY


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16 Nov 2012 07:31 AM
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MurphyMurphy     

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. MAD DOG 20/20 is where it's at.


16 Nov 2012 07:35 AM
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nmemkha     
Et tu, Brut?

16 Nov 2012 07:36 AM
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Scottybobotty     

padraig: Scottybobotty: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco beer is where it's at. 

FTFY

[www.sunnysideoysterbarnc.com image 400x312]


I was thinking more along the lines of....

www.thelocalbeet.com

16 Nov 2012 07:37 AM
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corridor     

tomo12144: Romanes eunt domus


People called Romanes, they go, the house?

16 Nov 2012 07:41 AM
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rev. dave     
How much is the price of Cognac going up? DNRTFA

16 Nov 2012 07:45 AM
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Scottybobotty     

corridor: tomo12144: Romanes eunt domus

People called Romanes, they go, the house?


www.hwdyk.com

16 Nov 2012 07:45 AM
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
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/strangely aroused

16 Nov 2012 07:57 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

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/strangely aroused


What's wrong with your haaand?

16 Nov 2012 07:58 AM
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Day_Old_Dutchie     

Sybarite: [timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com image 360x240]

/strangely aroused


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In whichever way she wants...

16 Nov 2012 08:10 AM
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ronaprhys     
Meh - anything off the vine in France is over-rated anyway. Give me a good Californian or Washington cab, merlot, or zin.

16 Nov 2012 08:11 AM
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dumbobruni     
mmmmmmmmmm.

www.lesrestos.com

16 Nov 2012 08:11 AM
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Jiro Dreams Of McRibs     
Yes, but what about the Merlot? WHAT ABOUT THE MERLOT???

16 Nov 2012 08:38 AM
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CK2005     

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Yes, but what about the Merlot? WHAT ABOUT THE MERLOT???


My girlfriend is a wine specialist. We were browsing the wine section at Hy-Vee and overheard a guy on his phone with his wife say, "I'm not seeing the Mare-lot honey are you sure they have it here?". We had a good laugh.

16 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
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brimed03     
Oh +1 Subby! HOTY candidate in my book.

16 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
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uttertosh    [TotalFark]  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.


I've said for years to my family and friends: "Whatever you were going spend on champagne, don't. Give me half that, and I'll get us twice as much Cava that tastes just as good, if not better". Now I can double that figure in 2016!!

The reason it is so expensive is because the Champagne region is one of the crappiest climates/soil for grape growing in the country. That and middle classes used to love emulating whatever the royals thought was cool. And the royals of the time liked dropping money on the most expensive of shiat to flaunt their opulence.

Most non-vintage Champagne is How The Grinch Stole Christmas, imo. Moet&Chandon is not only 4-5X the price of a comparable Cava, it makes your breath smell like poop after a glass, too.

16 Nov 2012 10:23 AM
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DesertDemonWY    [TotalFark]  
au revoir global warming, was nice knowin' ya

16 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
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wedun     

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.


Cava is a lower price alternative.

16 Nov 2012 11:04 AM
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Jiro Dreams Of McRibs     
Try a French sparkling wine that isn't Champagne.

www.mediaite.com

Crémant de Bordeaux for example.

16 Nov 2012 11:10 AM
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NewWorldDan     

dumbobruni: mmmmmmmmmm.

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Never pay more for the bottle than what's inside it.

16 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
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padraig     

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Try a French sparkling wine that isn't Champagne.

[www.mediaite.com image 640x480]

Crémant de Bordeaux for example.


Basically. Anything called Crémant is Champagne not allowed to be called Champagne. Crémant d'Alsace can be very good also. "Crémant de Limoux" uses the same grapes.

16 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
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Erebus1954     
First Twinkies. Now this.

16 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
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Jiro Dreams Of McRibs     

padraig: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Try a French sparkling wine that isn't Champagne.

[www.mediaite.com image 640x480]

Crémant de Bordeaux for example.

Basically. Anything called Crémant is Champagne not allowed to be called Champagne. Crémant d'Alsace can be very good also. "Crémant de Limoux" uses the same grapes.


What I liked about the Cremant de Bordeaux was it actually tasted like wine with bubbles. Very nice with cheese, olives, etc.

16 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
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maureen_g     

wedun: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.

Cava is a lower price alternative.


Prosecco is too sweet for me. I will have to try this Cava.

16 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
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JKDGreg     
Came for french grammar nazi, leaving unsatisfied as no1 here apparently speaks french.

16 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
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grimlock1972     
meh I am sure California will produce plenty of sparkling wine to pick up the slack.

16 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
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Spiralmonkey    [TotalFark]  

maureen_g: wedun: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Champagne is overrated, and hence, overpriced. Prosecco is where it's at.

Cava is a lower price alternative.

Prosecco is too sweet for me. I will have to try this Cava.


Cava is lovely stuff. I'd have a good cava over a mediocre champagne every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

16 Nov 2012 08:38 PM
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uttertosh    [TotalFark]  

Spiralmonkey: Cava is lovely stuff. I'd have a good cava over a mediocre champagne every day of the week and twice on Sundays.


damnstraight. good cava costs 1/3 of the price of mediocre champagne, so treat you friends, too!!

Champagne is for selfish people, or rich chumps. Seriously.

17 Nov 2012 01:16 PM
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