Budget bubbly

How much should you spend for a standard-sized bottle of Champagne? I’ve had the stuff exactly once, and I wasn’t paying for it at the time, so I can offer you no personal data.

Then again, there are other persons who can:

I stopped in North Plains for gas and picked up a bottle of Cook’s Extra Dry Champagne from Apu at the Kwik-E-Mart. They also had Andre’s Brut Champagne. I recalled from my last excursion into Champagne land that Brut is drier than extra dry, and I’m thinking I don’t need drier than extra dry, so I sprung for the extra dollar for Cook’s ($7 versus $6 for Andre’s), and it was pretty good. Older son tells me that Cook’s is well worth the extra dollar.

Which is the difference between me and those Champagne drinkers. You mention Extra Dry to me, and I assume you mean Arrid.


  1. JT »

    8 January 2013 · 12:46 pm

    I’m waiting for someone to come out with the xx-dry champagne. It’s just a bottle full of sand.

  2. McGehee »

    8 January 2013 · 4:19 pm

    All I know from dry is that a really good dry martini is poured in the same building as resides a bottle of vermouth. If the vermouth is outside, then all you’ve got is a glass of gin with an olive in it.

  3. Charles Pergiel »

    9 January 2013 · 10:25 am


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