Friday, December 31, 2010

"Champagne" preview

Cellars wine shop was sampling three New Year's Eve "champagne" options. Did you know that only "champagne" produced in the Champagne region of France can be called "champagne?" All others are called "sparkling wine." Cellars carries 25 varieties of champagne or sparkling wine bottles ranging from $5.99 to $200. Their options come from France, Italy, Spain and California.
Cheers! Happy New Year - 2011!

22 comments:

  1. Que hagas un buen brindis por el nuevo año 2011 para que te de mucha suerte.
    En Barcelona el champange se llama "cava" (cueva)y una botella cuesta a partir de 2 euros.
    Un abrazo

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  2. Leif, It's been fun getting to know you this year via coffee chats and your blog. Have a safe and happy New Year!

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  3. I know champagne is from Champagne. You can call the sparkling wines "skum" in danish and maybe "Sprudelwasser" at german (Sekt is better).
    Cheers - and all the best for 2011, Leif and your family!
    Greetings from Roskilde.

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  4. Godt nytt år!
    Steve og jeg var veldig glade for å treffe dere alle i året som snart er omme.
    Alle gode ønsker for det nye året!

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  5. A good drink to start the next year. Happy new year 2011 for you and your love ones Heagan. Thank you for coming so often and your comments along 2010.

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  6. Good to know I have to stop on my way home to pick up some bubbles. Have a wonderful New Year.

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  7. Enjoyed your wonderful blog this year. Wishing you Happy New Year 2011!

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  8. Gracias por tus visitas y comentarios en mi blog. Feliz Año nuevo.

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  9. Happy New Year 2011 Hagen!

    Alles Gute zum neuen Jahr 2011!

    Auguri per l'Anno Nuovo 2011!

    Evviva lo Champagne!!!

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  10. uh huh...
    Just how bad was your hangover after this binge?
    The inquiring mind of «Louis la Vache» wants to know...

    Highway Patrol Officer to Leif: Sir, your eyes are more than a little bloodshot. How much have you had to drink tonight?

    Leif to Patrolman: Well, ocifer (hic) your eyez are a little glashzed over (hic). How many tripz haz you (hic) made through th' drive through at Krispy Kreme donuts (hic) so far thiz shhhift?

    (Sound of handcuffs clinking shut...)

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  11. That's right and the method of production is called champenois :-) --- A very Happy New Year !

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  12. A very happy new year to you and yours too, Leif! And all the best wishes.

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  13. Hoffentlich hast Du eine gute Wahl getroffen, um das neue Jahr zu begrüßen. Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie alles Gute für 2011, vor allem aber Gesundheit. Happy New Year!

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  14. New Zealand option: Lindauer's special summer treat of citrusy bubbly made from Pinot Gris - though it doesn't even appear on their website. Available NZ$8.99 on lucky weeks from the supermarket. Perfect for a blindingly sunny, scorching afternoons at the beach.

    Sorry, Leif. And a very Happy New Year.

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  15. Interesting, 'cause I most often hear people talk about champagne rather than 'sparkling wine'. Happy 2011 to you all

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  16. Happy new year and thanks for your support!

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  17. Same goes for Feta, being produced in Greece.

    Please have you all a wonderful happiness filled new year.

    daily athens

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  18. Champagne tasting - sounds great! Happy New Year to you!

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  19. Happy New Year, Leif! I love your optimism and energy. My best wishes to your family!

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