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Subject Topic: Cost of Champagne in the Champagne region
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24/8/2023 at 6:58pm
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We stayed at Champagne Novack in Vandières about 15 years ago- they're still there. They asked when we checked in if we'd like a chilled bottle, only one answer to that question. I recall a moonlit walk to Chatillon-sur-Marne (no bars or shops in Vandières)- and a bar with no Champagne and the worst wine we've ever had anywhere. So pick your ground!


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01/9/2023 at 10:46pm
 Location: Perigord Noir
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Lidl wine fair starts Wednesday and they have a gold medal rated sparkling "Cremant de Bordeaux" at 4.99 euro a bottle.

Guess I know where I'll be heading Wednesday morning


03/10/2023 at 12:11pm
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Got some good Burgundy from Leclerc at Beaune with good discounts on Saturday on the way home but the best was Auchan at Saint-Quentin (just off junction 10 of A26). Big savings and a very big selection. Worth a stop if you are passing

Ken


03/10/2023 at 11:52pm
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Auchun have IMHO opinion the best selection of value for money wines in France. Wish we had one round here - although the Lidl and LeClerc wine fairs have already provided us with all our Xmas prezzies for family and friends in England - and had a sneak preview of Carrefours today which looked interesting.


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04/10/2023 at 8:43am
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Quote: Originally posted by longcol on 16/8/2023
Lived in France for the last 5 years - best value non champagne fizz that is widely available is Lidl's Cremant d'Alsace which you can usually pick up for about 6 euro.

Nearest to Champagne taste is usually Cremant de Bourgogne followed by Cremants from the Loire and Bordeaux - usually plenty under 10 euro.

Not a fan of Saumur which I'd place on a par with Prosecco and not as good as a decent Cava at the same price.

|Our Favourite non champagne fizz is Trousse Chemise from the wine co-op on the Ile de Re - still under 7 euro direct from the co-op or the big supermarkets on the island - don't buy fron markets, boutiques etc as you'll pay well over the odds.



Or at the moment (04/10), the Lidl Blanquette de Limoux at €4.79 a bottle. They also have (sometimes) a Cremant de Limoux - the difference is in the grape mix used to produce each wine. Both are delicious, and said to be the the oldest sparkling wines, even older than Champagne.


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04/10/2023 at 9:38pm
 Location: Perigord Noir
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Good to see you back Val A - was worried that you hadn't posted in 3 months.


05/10/2023 at 10:08am
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Quote: Originally posted by longcol on 04/10/2023
Good to see you back Val A - was worried that you hadn't posted in 3 months.



Yes, been away in France, and busy doing lots of other things with friends and family.   I don't do 'Forums' on mobile data, as I have only a very cheap mobile contract and prefer to keep my useage to more important stuff.


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10/10/2023 at 4:57pm
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I'm a fan of Cremant de Die ... Drome region ...



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