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Old 11-25-2005, 10:35 PM   #11
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What a sweetheart you are! Drinking champagne in the limo on your way to the airport is the perfect start to your trip! You must have a very special lady.
Who said it was a limo Actually, my neighbor owns a bunch of helicopters. I own a party rental business and I did a party for his 7 year old son for free. He then offered to fly us to O'Hare in his executive helicopter and pick us up for free. How could I pass that up. So that's where we'll be consuming the bubbly. As far as spending the money in Paris, I've already got that covered. Basically, I just ran into an extra $150 and was hoping for a nice bottle of champagne.

What about Crystal (sp?) That's what all the rap music mogles drink by the case. What does that stuff run?
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:57 PM   #12
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Cristal=big $$$$$$, were talkin' near $175.00 a bottle!!!
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Old 11-26-2005, 08:31 AM   #13
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I enjoy Mercier brut - but we normally pick it up at the source when we visit France.

Another one I like is Bollinger.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:25 AM   #14
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A chopper is even cooler, home chef!
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:33 PM   #15
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Billecart Salmon or Veuve Cliquot -- less than $100 and very good
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Old 11-28-2005, 02:54 PM   #16
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Well, I went to my favorite wine merchant this morning. Luckily their champagne rep was there. I asked for a good bottle between $50.00 and $150.00. She walked me over to the champagne area and looked over the selection and prices. A moment later her eyes lit up and said "Here, take this one. It must be mis-marked because it is noramlly a $125.00 bottle here." I took her word for it and immediately paid for it and left. The brand she chose for me was called Pol Roger Extra Cuvee De Reserve Brut 1995. I paid $55.00 for it. Anyone have any remarks on this brand?
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:14 PM   #17
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Pol Roger is a very good and very famous champagne house. They were a favorite of Winston Churchill, and Pol Roger named a champagne after him.

Though I have never tasted any of their product.

Can't find a 1995 on the internet, but the 1996 is popular and goes for about $70.

I'm sure you will both enjoy it.

p.s. you ARE a sweetie!
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:25 PM   #18
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Just a quick update on the champagne I picked out. First, let me say I really don't like champagne. I never really have. But... This champagne was very, very good! I can't believe we drank the whole bottle in a matter of 15 minutes! By all means, if it's affordab;e, pick up a bottle of Pol Roger and put it in the cellar for a special day. I promise you won't regret it.
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