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Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:00 am

When is the ideal occasion to pop the cork from a festive bottle of bubbly? A wedding, New Year's Eve, some other celebratory event, or any time at all? Please tell us what you think, by voting in our CompuServe Forum poll. It only takes a moment, and you don't even have to join or log in!

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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Otto » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:01 pm

Too much of anything is too much - except too much Champagne is just right. "Always" would be the ideal choice IMO. ;)
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by James Roscoe » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:33 pm

Anytime is the right time for Champagne. Always works for me. I've never had enough, although there was that time......
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Ian Sutton » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:42 pm

Pre meal seems fine to me :wink:
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Redwinger » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:56 pm

Ian Sutton wrote:Pre meal seems fine to me :wink:

I was going to post sumthin' about champagne and pre-sex but decided agin' it. :twisted:
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Ruth B » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:55 pm

Otto Nieminen wrote:"Always" would be the ideal choice IMO. ;)


YES!
There is no such thing as too much good bubbly nor a bad time to drink it!

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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Sam Platt » Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:04 pm

Redwinger wrote:I was going to post sumthin' about champagne and pre-sex but decided agin' it.

What the hey del Monte... The bubbly has worked for me pre, during and post. Why limit yourself? :wink:
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by James Roscoe » Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:27 pm

Sam Platt wrote:
Redwinger wrote:I was going to post sumthin' about champagne and pre-sex but decided agin' it.

What the hey del Monte... The bubbly has worked for me pre, during and post. Why limit yourself? :wink:


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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by OW Holmes » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:40 pm

Oh, come on. Does everybody here love Champagne? Vast majority saying "anytime"? Seriously? With hamburgers, lamb, beef, pork loin? With pizza or lasagna or BBQ ribs? While sitting around watching tv? Watching Monday nite football?
Do all wine geeks have to like champagne? I don't get it.
I marked ""other celebration" because I almost enjoyed the champagne table celebrating late August in Ann Arbor. But truth be told, I liked every other table better.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by James Roscoe » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:51 pm

OW Holmes wrote:Oh, come on. Does everybody here love Champagne? Vast majority saying "anytime"? Seriously? With hamburgers, lamb, beef, pork loin? With pizza or lasagna or BBQ ribs? While sitting around watching tv? Watching Monday nite football?
Do all wine geeks have to like champagne? I don't get it.
I marked ""other celebration" because I almost enjoyed the champagne table celebrating late August in Ann Arbor. But truth be told, I liked every other table better.


Stick in the mud! Nothing makes a party like champagne. It's just fun. You don't have to like it better than other wines, but I don't understand not enjoying it.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by OW Holmes » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:48 am

Yup, I'm stuck in the mud. A minority of one, I guess.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by wrcstl » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:15 am

OW Holmes wrote:Oh, come on. Does everybody here love Champagne? Vast majority saying "anytime"? Seriously? With hamburgers, lamb, beef, pork loin? With pizza or lasagna or BBQ ribs? While sitting around watching tv? Watching Monday nite football?
Do all wine geeks have to like champagne? I don't get it.
I marked ""other celebration" because I almost enjoyed the champagne table celebrating late August in Ann Arbor. But truth be told, I liked every other table better.


OW,
I agree with you that it is not anytime, just like all other wines. The problem is that the poll gave a choice of NYE, Wedding and Special events. There are quite a few wines I would place above Sparkling but to place it always with special events seemed equally silly. It is absolutely our go to wine with spicey oriental cuisine and fun as an apertif.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Ruth B » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:16 pm

OW Holmes wrote:Oh, come on. Does everybody here love Champagne? Vast majority saying "anytime"? Seriously?


Well we start almost every tasting dinner with very fine bubbly-- it is great with most appetizers and definitely gets everyone in a festive mood. I wouldn't drink it with ribs, but then again I wouldn't drink Petrus with popcorn. BTW Champagne is pretty good with popcorn!

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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Ian Sutton » Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:37 pm

Ruth B wrote:
OW Holmes wrote:Oh, come on. Does everybody here love Champagne? Vast majority saying "anytime"? Seriously?


Well we start almost every tasting dinner with very fine bubbly-- it is great with most appetizers and definitely gets everyone in a festive mood. I wouldn't drink it with ribs, but then again I wouldn't drink Petrus with popcorn. BTW Champagne is pretty good with popcorn!

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Yes, for me it provides a good start for a longer meal / tasting. A good appetiser for what's to come.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by James Dietz » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:10 pm

Is this a trick question??? :lol:
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:16 pm

I am really starting to enjoy Prosecco after all these years of hoarding the other stuff. Pro I can drink now, anytime. It must be 5 o`clock somewhere!!!
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by James Dietz » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:31 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:I am really starting to enjoy Prosecco after all these years of hoarding the other stuff. Pro I can drink now, anytime. It must be 5 o`clock somewhere!!!


I think it only needs to be noon time, no????
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Dave Erickson » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:39 pm

You know, I've never tried Champagne with pizza. No time like the present! :D

I am always amazed when people don't like Champagne. What ya gonna do? More for the rest of us.

It's an easy food match (except chocolate) and makes an occasion by its mere presence.

I may have mentioned this before, but it feels right to repeat it here: Try this experiment. Have a swallow of your favorite big red wine. Now have a swallow of Champagne. Now go back to the red---golly, what happened to it? It disappeared! Wiped out!

Never underestimate the power of Champagne.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by wrcstl » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:45 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:I am really starting to enjoy Prosecco after all these years of hoarding the other stuff. Pro I can drink now, anytime. It must be 5 o`clock somewhere!!!


Bob,
I agree for three reasons, 1) has bubbles 2) less expensive than Champagne and 3) less alcohol. It is my choice as an apertif and Champagne usually gets served with food.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Manuel Camblor » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:26 pm

Is this a trick question?

The answer that comes to mind is "Every day, preferably twice a day". I personally treat Champagne as I would any other wine and prefer to pair it with food. And I don't like weddings...

Of course, New Year's Eve is the time to open altogether too many bottles of Champagne. And New Year's Day is the time to celebrate one's hangover.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by Bob Henrick » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:24 pm

OW Holmes wrote:Yup, I'm stuck in the mud. A minority of one, I guess.


Actually OW, you are not a minority of one. I join with you in not caring a lot for sparkling wine, so we might be a minority of two! I believe that there is a place for them, and post sex might be the best place, but I just don't like them enough to pay their price when for the same or less $$ I can buy wines I like more.
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by geo t. » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:23 pm

Bob Henrick wrote:
OW Holmes wrote:Yup, I'm stuck in the mud. A minority of one, I guess.


Actually OW, you are not a minority of one. I join with you in not caring a lot for sparkling wine, so we might be a minority of two! I believe that there is a place for them, and post sex might be the best place, but I just don't like them enough to pay their price when for the same or less $$ I can buy wines I like more.


You can include Kim on this little list Bob; we don't drink more bubbly because she doesn't care for it that much, although she did quite enjoy a couple of Proseccos while boating on the North River in Massachusetts in 85 degree weather yesterday. Maybe it's all just a matter of context...

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by geo t. » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:26 pm

Ruth B wrote:BTW Champagne is pretty good with popcorn!


Damn, sis, I'm gonna have to try that some time. Maybe Kim'll like that pairing too!

BTW, IMNSHO, any time is a good time for Champagne...

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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Best time for Champagne?

by OW Holmes » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:40 pm

geo t. wrote:
You can include Kim on this little list Bob


It [the list of non-lovers of Champagne] may be small, but I prefer to think of it as exclusive.
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