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What's your house champagne?

#1 Post by mattccheung » April 16th, 2019, 3:45 pm

My go to at home is Charles Heidsieck NV and Paul Bara Rose. Always open to expanding the list and trying new grower champagnes that don't break the bank. What are some of your everyday champagnes?

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#2 Post by Joshua Kates » April 16th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Ulysse Collins, usually Maillons, or Billecart-Salmon Rose, though I'm liking the Larmandier Bernier Rose a lot lately as well.
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#3 Post by ky1em!ttskus » April 16th, 2019, 4:09 pm

Lately, Vilmart Grand Reserve

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#4 Post by Josh Grossman » April 16th, 2019, 4:10 pm

NV Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Quality Brut

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#5 Post by Frank Z » April 16th, 2019, 4:11 pm

One of them is the Jean-Pierre Launois Composition by Paul Launois Blanc de Blancs (from Les Mesnil sur Oger). Delicious.
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#6 Post by p@ulbortin » April 16th, 2019, 4:15 pm

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#7 Post by YLee » April 16th, 2019, 4:36 pm

I dont drink champagnes frequently but when I do it's usually Perrier Jouet Blanc de Blancs.
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#8 Post by Gordon Fitz » April 16th, 2019, 4:47 pm

For Champagne it’s Collet. For Sparkling it’s Davis Family Vineyards Blanc de Noirs Brut Rose.

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#9 Post by Michae1 P0wers » April 16th, 2019, 5:37 pm

Josh Grossman wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 4:10 pm
NV Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Quality Brut
This and/or Le Mesnil BdB Grand Cru.

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#10 Post by Scott Brunson » April 16th, 2019, 5:37 pm

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#11 Post by Frank Murray III » April 16th, 2019, 5:41 pm

I don't have one. I have spent a lot of time trying to assemble what I want in Champagne and I don't have more than 2-3 of some things so often for me, what is 'house' is what I want to share with my wife or the friends we have over.
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#12 Post by Blair Ridley » April 16th, 2019, 5:53 pm

Whatever Envoyer is selling to me.



(but usually Gimonnet, Pierre or Robert Moncuit, Michel, Dhondt, Goutorbe, Vilmart, Heidsieck, Varnier-Fanniere, Vazart-Coquet, etc.)

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#13 Post by Frank Murray III » April 16th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Blair, I was in Envover last week and they had still a few of the 2012 Vazart-Coquet on the wire racks, i.e. for sale. Man, that bottle is nice. I may stop in there on Thursday and if they are still there, I be taking a few more of them.

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#14 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » April 16th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
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#15 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » April 16th, 2019, 6:13 pm

Jacquart Brut Mosaic

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#16 Post by J. Rock » April 16th, 2019, 6:15 pm

I'm still new to exploring Champagne, but my current favorite entry level Champagne is Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (NV).
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#17 Post by jcoley3 » April 16th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Hmm. Things that have fit this category:

1) Hure Freres Invitation Brut and Insouciance Rose.
2) Marc Hebrart Cuvee Reserve
3) Larmandier-Bernier Longitude (worth the extra $$ over Latitude)
4) Lilbert (when I can)
5) Mousse Fils (can't remember the name of their base BdN)
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#18 Post by jcoley3 » April 16th, 2019, 6:19 pm

J. Rock wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:15 pm
I'm still new to exploring Champagne, but my current favorite entry level Champagne is Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (NV).
Also a good one. Try the 1er bottling too.
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#19 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » April 16th, 2019, 7:03 pm

jcoley3 wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:19 pm
J. Rock wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:15 pm
I'm still new to exploring Champagne, but my current favorite entry level Champagne is Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (NV).
Also a good one. Try the 1er bottling too.
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#20 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 16th, 2019, 7:05 pm

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Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
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#21 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » April 16th, 2019, 7:07 pm

Lallement NV

Bereche NV

Lassaigne Les Vins de Monteguex

Agrapart

Larmandier-Bernier (and again in agreement that the Longitude is worth the $$$, and we drink a decent amount of the Terre Vertus bottling)

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#22 Post by Todd Tucker » April 16th, 2019, 7:17 pm

I try to mix it up, but if I had to pick two that I prefer:

Marc Hebrart 1er cru BdB
Bereche NV

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#23 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » April 16th, 2019, 7:19 pm

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#24 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » April 16th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Joshua Kates wrote:
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Billecart-Salmon Rose.
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#25 Post by Carlos Delpin » April 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm

For some reason we can source the Krug 375ml in PR for $45. At that tariff it is our house bubbles.
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#26 Post by mattccheung » April 16th, 2019, 8:49 pm

Blair Ridley wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Whatever Envoyer is selling to me.



(but usually Gimonnet, Pierre or Robert Moncuit, Michel, Dhondt, Goutorbe, Vilmart, Heidsieck, Varnier-Fanniere, Vazart-Coquet, etc.)
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#27 Post by Mark Y » April 16th, 2019, 9:40 pm

Carlos Delpin wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm
For some reason we can source the Krug 375ml in PR for $45. At that tariff it is our house bubbles.
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#28 Post by Tom Reddick » April 16th, 2019, 9:47 pm

Krug Rose.

CAVEAT - while I do enjoy the occasional run of fancy tastings, I do not drink wine daily- nor even on a regular basis. So "house champagne" around here translates into a bottle every 4-6 weeks at most.
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#29 Post by kyledorsey » April 17th, 2019, 4:58 am

Often the NV Chartogne-Taillet, though I have been enjoying the 2011 Michel Gonnet BdB.

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#30 Post by Neal.Mollen » April 17th, 2019, 5:45 am

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April 16th, 2019, 5:41 pm
I don't have one. I have spent a lot of time trying to assemble what I want in Champagne and I don't have more than 2-3 of some things so often for me, what is 'house' is what I want to share with my wife or the friends we have over.
Pretty much. I love champagne, and we drink a fair amount, but I like variety. I suppose I have been a return customer to the Bara rose over the years for value and quality but even there it was never what I'd call a house wine
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#31 Post by Warren Taranow » April 17th, 2019, 6:53 am

For this week, my answer is:
  • NV Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Rosé (house wine until it's gone)
Our house wine varies as we consume those we love and can buy in moderate quantity. Here's a partial list of other recent house champagnes:
  • NV Vilmart Cuvée Rubis
  • NV Goutorbe Brut Rosé
  • NV Philipponnat Brut Non-Dosé
  • 2000 Lanson Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs; almost all gone
  • NV Paul Dethune Brut Rosé; last year's favorite; almost gone
  • NV Coutier Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (my guess: the only reason this isn't praised here regularly is availability. A Q/P king.)
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#32 Post by Adam Noble » April 17th, 2019, 7:01 am

I don't really have one, but the closest thing that qualifies is ive drunk a lot of bottles if Varnier-Fanniere BdB GC over the last couple of years.

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#33 Post by Mike Maguire » April 17th, 2019, 7:06 am

Anything Vilmart.

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#34 Post by Rboinski » April 17th, 2019, 7:20 am

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#35 Post by etomasi » April 17th, 2019, 8:29 am

mattccheung wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 3:45 pm
My go to at home is Charles Heidsieck NV and Paul Bara Rose. Always open to expanding the list and trying new grower champagnes that don't break the bank. What are some of your everyday champagnes?
Same here, although I have been getting half bottles of NV Bollinger.

I second Jacquart brut if you can find it cheap, as well as Clouet. I want to say Jacquart is a coop and not a grower, but I may be wrong. I think with you liking Heidsieck, you would like Clouet as its a pinot heavy grower.
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#36 Post by Blair Ridley » April 17th, 2019, 9:16 am

Frank Murray III wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Blair, I was in Envover last week and they had still a few of the 2012 Vazart-Coquet on the wire racks, i.e. for sale. Man, that bottle is nice. I may stop in there on Thursday and if they are still there, I be taking a few more of them.

Sorry about the thread drift but Blair made me do it.
Funny that you mention it, Frank. I stopped into Envoyer during my February vacation and chatted with Greg. It was my first time meeting him after nearly 10 years of buying wines from him! As a present, he gifted me a bottle of the 2012 Vazart-Coquart (I misspelled it previously) Grand Bouquet. It is indeed a great wine! Let me know if you *don't* clean him out, I'd probably take a couple more myself.

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#37 Post by K John Joseph » April 17th, 2019, 9:29 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:45 am
Frank Murray III wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 5:41 pm
I don't have one. I have spent a lot of time trying to assemble what I want in Champagne and I don't have more than 2-3 of some things so often for me, what is 'house' is what I want to share with my wife or the friends we have over.
Pretty much. I love champagne, and we drink a fair amount, but I like variety. I suppose I have been a return customer to the Bara rose over the years for value and quality but even there it was never what I'd call a house wine
I'm with you lads. I don't have house champagne. I guess I have more 2010 Suenen BdB than anything else, so that's the current house. But it's been Hebrart at times, Chartogne at times, Roederer at times. Just whatever is good and a good deal.
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#38 Post by K John Joseph » April 17th, 2019, 9:32 am

Tom Reddick wrote:
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CAVEAT - I do not drink wine daily- nor even on a regular basis.
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#39 Post by Merrill Lindquist » April 17th, 2019, 9:42 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 5:45 am
Frank Murray III wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 5:41 pm
I don't have one. I have spent a lot of time trying to assemble what I want in Champagne and I don't have more than 2-3 of some things so often for me, what is 'house' is what I want to share with my wife or the friends we have over.
Pretty much. I love champagne, and we drink a fair amount, but I like variety. I suppose I have been a return customer to the Bara rose over the years for value and quality but even there it was never what I'd call a house wine
Same here. I order a mixed case when I run low, mix the price points and the labels, and consume away.
Sometimes I ask my Champagne enabler to select a case for me, giving him a guideline as to total $ I want to spend. Then it is a surprise when the big brown truck arrives.
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#40 Post by Claus Jeppesen » April 17th, 2019, 10:50 am

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#41 Post by Kristoffer B r y d e r » April 17th, 2019, 11:05 am

Jean Laurent, either BdB, BdN or rosé depending on my mood and what’s on the table. Anyone familiar with it? Not even sure if it’s available in the states.

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#42 Post by S teve R edenbaugh » April 17th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Our choice for house bubbles is Egly Ouriet Les Vignes de Vrigny Brut or Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Cote de Val Vilane...Can always find the Egly, the Bouchard, not so much.

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#43 Post by Jon Troutman » April 17th, 2019, 12:23 pm

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#44 Post by etomasi » April 17th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Kristoffer B r y d e r wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 11:05 am
Jean Laurent, either BdB, BdN or rosé depending on my mood and what’s on the table. Anyone familiar with it? Not even sure if it’s available in the states.
Schneiders in DC carriers it. I've enjoyed the BdN alot. Definitely for those who like burlier champagnes.
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#45 Post by John Glas » April 17th, 2019, 2:36 pm

Piper. Vilmart on special occasions

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#46 Post by Keith A k e r s » April 17th, 2019, 2:48 pm

The one that is open [wink.gif]


But, over the last few years NV Bereche has been the consistent go to with NV Clouet Rose showing up often as well

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#47 Post by Frank Murray III » April 17th, 2019, 5:32 pm

Blair Ridley wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 9:16 am
Frank Murray III wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Blair, I was in Envover last week and they had still a few of the 2012 Vazart-Coquet on the wire racks, i.e. for sale. Man, that bottle is nice. I may stop in there on Thursday and if they are still there, I be taking a few more of them.

Sorry about the thread drift but Blair made me do it.
Funny that you mention it, Frank. I stopped into Envoyer during my February vacation and chatted with Greg. It was my first time meeting him after nearly 10 years of buying wines from him! As a present, he gifted me a bottle of the 2012 Vazart-Coquart (I misspelled it previously) Grand Bouquet. It is indeed a great wine! Let me know if you *don't* clean him out, I'd probably take a couple more myself.

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#48 Post by lleichtman » April 17th, 2019, 9:32 pm

Pierre Peters here usually with some Le Chetillons thrown in as well.
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#49 Post by Tom Reddick » April 17th, 2019, 11:42 pm

K John Joseph wrote:
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I'm with you lads. I don't have house champagne. I guess I have more 2010 Suenen BdB than anything else, so that's the current house. But it's been Hebrart at times, Chartogne at times, Roederer at times. Just whatever is good and a good deal.
Apologies for the minor thread drift, but last fall I picked up a case of the 2012 Suenen Les Robarts. Never had it, but it came highly recommended as "something interesting".

We are opening one in a couple of weeks at a tasting. Any comments on airing time- or even decanting if advisable- would be welcome. I have no idea what to expect which is a lot of the fun, but it would be nice to take steps to let it show its best.
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#50 Post by Markus S » April 18th, 2019, 5:45 am

Don't have one. "House" is whatever Champagne gets opened while at home.
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