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What champagne to buy for Mom's 50th?


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#1 mskerr

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:41 PM

Hi there -

My mom is turning 50 this weekend, and I want to buy her a nice bottle of champagne (esp. since I live across the country and can't make it back home). She drinks Peter Franzia with ice cubes, Miller Lite, and PBR, so I really don't need any obscure vintages. Just a nice $50-$100 bottle that will get her giddy.
Cheers!

#2 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:14 PM

At around $50, I like Veuve Cliquot and Nicolas Feuillatte rosé.

Edited by FrogPrincesse, 11 September 2012 - 03:15 PM.


#3 Joe Blowe

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:42 PM

She drinks Peter Franzia with ice cubes, Miller Lite, and PBR...

Oh dear, I think we have the same mother!
So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money. But when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness."

So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

#4 lesliec

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

How about Mumm?

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#5 heidih

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:56 PM

I would go the Perrier Jouet route with the green bottle/white flowers in the gift box. Not sure on current pricing. More of a souvenir she can display for future- Moms like that keepsake stuff. If that is over budget go with a similar concept - a decent champagne in a cool bottle she can keep on the mantle after it is empty.

#6 janeer

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc, a fave.

#7 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc, a fave.


But that is not Champagne! :-)
At least get your mom a real Champagne from France.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:30 AM

I've had some wonderful Pol Roger vintage champagne recently. You should be able to get it for less than $100.

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#9 Panaderia Canadiense

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:49 AM

If you're not tied to it being a true Champagne, and your mom prefers red wines to whites (when she drinks wine), then maybe look at a Lambrusco di Mantovano or a di Sorbara. Those are red frizzantes, rather than spumantes, and they're generally a bit sweeter. They should come in under your budget as well.
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#10 rotuts

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:11 AM

it should be "French" id pay more attention to thinking about the sweetness as i bet she might not enjoy a Brut as much as a sweeter French Champ.

remember, you dont count! :laugh:

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Edited by rotuts, 12 September 2012 - 07:13 AM.


#11 janeer

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:27 PM


Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc, a fave.


But that is not Champagne! :-)
At least get your mom a real Champagne from France.

Why? Not necessarily the best for the money...

#12 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:47 PM



Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc, a fave.


But that is not Champagne! :-)
At least get your mom a real Champagne from France.

Why? Not necessarily the best for the money...


Obviously taste is a very subjective matter. At that price point, I feel that you have more options with the French champagnes. Also I think that it would have more impact as a gift.