Can you taste the difference between expensive and cheap champagne?

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asked Aug 18, 2016 in Living by admin (21,700 points)
Nothing says celebration like champagne. It's actually one of my favorite drinks to serve at a party. I can't afford to serve the super expensive stuff, but I try not buy the super cheap stuff either. I think there definitely a middle ground and it will still add a decadent touch to your party.

But how about these two great tastes that go together - a champagne and cupcakes baby shower!




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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
This is imported...and I am not sure if its even champagne ...but I like it best anyhow.. asti spumante
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
yes, your brain will control the way you think something will taste to a certain extent based on what you see
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Oh yes it does.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
champagne
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
wow dude, a toast to yourself? do you rave yourself as well?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
nobody can rave oneself, don'cha'know
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
LOL, I'm telling you, check out Brain Games. Same "box wine" in two different bottles, the only difference is the fake labels- one looks cheap,the other expensive. Everyone says the cheap looking label tastes disgusting and the expensive one is the best they've ever had.
Price means nothing, it's all perception
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
do you know what you just said
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
you said the cheap looking label tastes disgusting
and the expensive (label) tastes the best.
So you speak of impressions... the question is about more than that, isn't it?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Not to be totally stuck up but I can taste the difference. This cheap ass bar I used to go to would give out free champagne for people's birthdays and we would literally gag every time we had to drink it.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
sorry I figured you would be able to follow what I was saying.
The box wine in the bottle withe the cheap looking label tasted disgusting to those tested while the same box wine in the bottle with the expensive looking label tasted great to those tested.
the experiment shows that what you see(in this case wine bottle labels) and whether you view it as cheap or expensive has an influence on how it(the wine) will taste to you
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Yes, that can be true for the uninitiated or the inexperienced. However, the question asks "Can you taste the difference...." and I answered for myself, I can taste the difference.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Well, compared most Central European brands, "American" alcohol is cheap. It doesn't matter how expensive. Cheap French champagne is sooooooooooo much better than anything made here. Moet is the equivalent of a $5 bottle of your favorite supermarket's special.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
BIG difference between the cheap and the good stuff. My favorite mid-range champagne is Moet & Chandon. For a very special occasion, only Perrier-Jouet will do. Perrier Jouet champagne
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
as long as it's coming out of her shoe or slit I'm happy :@
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
The little I drink them, the cheap ones are okey with me.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I don't drink alcohol now, but the main difference I have noticed is sparkling wine is generally sweeter, while Champagne is drier.
Did you know, unless your wine is made in the Champagne Province of France, you can't call it Champagne.
That is the reason you get all the different descriptions:
methode champangois, methode traditionelle etc.
I have heard that California makes great 'fizzy' as does New Zealand.
But! It can't be called Champagne.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
With liquors expense doesn't correlate to tasty or pleasant.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
►Martini & Rossi is nice, but it's not Champagne. true champagne However, KRUG is

►►►►►►►►► true champagne
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
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I am 21 and have been at allot of 21st parties recently, and I can tell you there is a difference between cheap stuff and the good stuff. I didn't throw a 21 but went on a trip to Paris (I live in Ireland so it a short hop) with friends instead and we spilt a bottle of a Moet 2004 vintage between us because my friend had it before at a family event and said its worth the price tag and between 3 of us it wasn't that bad and it was cheaper in duty free then the high street so a nice treat. Anyway it was what Champagne was suppose to taste like, no after taste and so luxurious as like many other Champagne I had. We got a Moet Non vintage when my parents had a wedding anniversary and it tasted "good" but not excellent. I had a glass local champagne on a trip to France recently it was better then NV Moet but not better then Vintage Moet. Anyway I am not Posh or anything but an intolerance to beer means at parties I usually go for wine. I love sparkling wine (not just champagne) and actually most of time find Proscetto to be nicer. My parents arnt big wine drinkers and only drink champagne if its at some kind of party and always lectured that its all the same my mom likes Rose and has other wine for guests but buys cheap ones and I find them very aci...
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I am 21 and have been at allot of 21st parties recently, and I can tell you there is a difference between cheap stuff and the good stuff. I didn't throw a 21 but went on a trip to Paris (I live in Ireland so it a short hop) with friends instead and we spilt a bottle of a Moet 2004 vintage between us because my friend had it before at a family event and said its worth the price tag and between 3 of us it wasn't that bad and it was cheaper in duty free then the high street so a nice treat. Anyway it was what Champagne was suppose to taste like, no after taste and so luxurious as like many other Champagne I had. We got a Moet Non vintage when my parents had a wedding anniversary and it tasted "good" but not excellent. I had a glass local champagne on a trip to France recently it was better then NV Moet but not better then Vintage Moet. Anyway I am not Posh or anything but an intolerance to beer means at parties I usually go for wine. I love sparkling wine (not just champagne) and actually most of time find Proscetto to be nicer. My parents arnt big wine drinkers and only drink champagne if its at some kind of party and always lectured that its all the same my mom likes Rose and has other wine for guests but buys cheap ones and I find them very acidic. Anyway I don't drink wine to get drunk, mostly drank wine at family events growing up rather then with friends to get drunk, If I was in a night out it would be sprits. So I think if you are drinking wine or champagne for a buzz then go for the cheap ones but be warned hangover is nasty, if you like it with a meal go good level wine as if you drank excellent stuff everyday the taste wouldn't be as rewarding. For big events get the best you can't but it doesn't have to big a brand but probably do your research and aim for a vintage. No one should blow their budget, champagne is a nice drink and personally I don't think you will enjoy it properly or care about the taste if your focused on either it as status item or on drunkenness.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
kind of funny since Brut is considered dry, try an Asti. I don't care for any of it; come new years I'll toast with either a Sam Adams, or a Whiskey Sour
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
American sparkling wine has always been good enough for me. Granted, I've only had champagne on a very few formal occasions, since the cost alone lead most of my family and peers to buy domestic for private celebrations.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Anyone who says they can tell the difference needs to watch a show called "Brain Games" They'll take a wine expert or a chef, a box of wine-yes box wine, and fill two bottles; one with an expensive looking label and one with a cheaper looking one (both fake). The expensive bottle always "tastes" better
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUFF THAT TASTES GOOD, AND THAT THAT DOESN'T.....DON'T KNOW ABOUT COST.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I had a $200 bottle of bubbly and it was soooooo goooooood. I do not buy the cheap stuff anymore. I do not buy $200 bottles all the time either, just for special occasions.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
The first bottle should always be the good stuff.
Then the cheap stuff seems so much better.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
My lack of experience with alcohol wouldn't allow me to tell the difference between the cheap and expensive stuff.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I'm not extremely picky, but yes, i can taste the difference. As long as it's bubbly and not to dry, it's all good! Almaden is a very good, not to pricey brand

almaden champagne
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
actually, brut is considered dry....and that's not the exact champagne that I was talking about, but the only label I could find with the name on it. Sorry for the confusion.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I can tell the five dollar from the fifteen dollar, and i can tell the fifteen dollar from the thirty dollar, but I seriously doubt if i could tell the 100 dollar from the five hundred dollar.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
it's ok, like I said- give me a cold Sam or some whiskey and I'm fine
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Well no I can't but I don't care
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Honestly, I can't taste the difference. Most people can't. Give me a four dollar bottle of wine and I'm happy! I think it's the name on the bottle that determines the price half the time.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I hardly drink at all, but I've had cheap to expensive and there is a difference. SOMETIMES, the less costly brands are better, just depends on the make of the product. Just as with wine, some costly one's I've tasted I didn't like as much as the less costly, and others I have enjoyed more. I don't care for the dry wines, champagne's, I tend to prefer those that have a more floral or fruity taste.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
No, I remember buying a Moet & Chardonnay for 50$ and a similar one to it that cost like 8$ and they both taste the same. To be honest, I prefer my Hennessy Cognac.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I don't like your choices.

Great Champagne is wonderful. Dom Perignon is not great champagne. It is possible to imagine someone outside of Champagne would apply these techniques to create a great sparkling wine, e.g., Tatingers California vineyard.

to date, however, the best Champagne I have tasted is Pol Roger's Winston Churchill Cuvee...sorry I forgot the year. Obviously not an everyday wine, at least not for me. Tatinger's French Champagne is more affordable and wonderful, so is their California sparkler which is more affordable but not quite as wonderful.

Although it has been a few years, Jacob's Creek made a very presentable sparkling wine from the same grape varietals as Champagne at a price you could afford to drink it everyday. About half the members of my wine club tasted a flavor they disliked...but the other half considered is superior to Dom Perignon.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I don't care for champagne expensive or cheap. I prefer a good still wine every time.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
To me, that's like saying you can't call it beer if it wasn't made in Germany. It's all about control.
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