"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-26-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
Head Chef
 
DramaQueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,347
Better than Champagne - and cheaper.

I'm about to do a blog about something I discovered a couple of days ago. I'm not the first, by any means, but I wanted to share something with you in time for New Year's Eve.
I decided to have mimosas for my Christmas morning family brunch and when I asked my wine guy for a champagne that wasn't too dry, he recommened Prosecco instead. He said it was a sparkling wine, from Italy, not very dry and far cheaper than champage. Well it was wonderful. This particular brand was what he recommended because it was a good quality and had sufficient "bubbling." and it turned out to be everything he said it was. No one that I know will be able to tell it isn't champagne. And it "pops" just as loud when opening. I paid $14.00 for this bottle. Makes mimosas affordable and oh so good. I poured this glass to take the picture and had to make a mimosa with it.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Prosecco 003.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	77.3 KB
ID:	6507  
__________________

__________________
Visit my blogsite: Chew On This
DramaQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 01:46 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,296
Yes, I have found prosecco to be cheaper than most champanges and just as good if not better.
__________________

__________________
sattie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 01:56 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Prosecco and Cava both fit the bill (or less bills) if all you want is an easy drinking bubbly. Call me a Champagne snob (I can take it), I just wouldn't say "better than".

Now, if you can get your hands on some Francois Montand (and it's even from France) it's around $13.99 or so, depending on where you get it, it's got some great French qualities to it without being in that high-priced Champagne region. I'm too lazy to walk over and look at a bottle to know where it comes from in France

But, I completely agree! Prosecco is a beautiful product! You'll find some with some light floral notes that scream Sunday morning breakfast in bed! Just make sure that whatever you buy is made in the:

Champagne Method
Methode Traditionnelle
Traditional Method

...or something close to that, you'll know it's made in the Champagne method and not just injected with CO2.

...sorry, the "wine shop girl" comes out in me!


Also, if you don't have a traditional champagne stopper you can simply leave it open in the fridge without ill effects, for a couple days. Just don't move the bottle much. With a traditional champagne stopper I have had plenty of bubbles left after 10 days!
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 01:59 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,296
You should have Champange Snob or Officiando as your title KE!!! Thanks for the tips!

DH was kind enough to get me two bottles of Moet & Chandon Imperial Rose.... oh my!
__________________
sattie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 02:01 PM   #5
Head Chef
 
Luvs2Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,393
I saw this on the Today show the other day, they said this was becoming a very popular brand these days. That is one of my New years day traditions, mimosas'! I love them.
__________________




Fettuccine Alfredo is Macaroni & Cheese for Adults.
Luvs2Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.