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  1. #1 English sparkling wine beats French champagne to top title 
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    Nyetimber's Classic Cuvée 2003 which is made in Sussex was crowned Champion of Worldwide Sparkling Wines in the competition run by Italy's wine magazine Euposia.

    Now in its second year, the competition Bollicine del Mondo attracts sparkling wines from around the world. The wines are tasted blind by a panel of judges including winemakers.


    The Nyetimber wine, made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, is described as having “aromas of mandarins, vanilla and lemons” as well as “shortbread and light apricot” with “biscuity notes playing a supporting role”.

    Camel Valley's Pinot Noir Brut, which is made in Bodmin, Cornwall, also featured in the top 10.

    The English wines, which cost less than £30 a bottle, were competing with France's leading Champagne manufacturers. ...
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    Zut alors!:D
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    Can you get it in half gallons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Can you get it in half gallons?

    how much a can ?
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    Amateurs... I'll take it by the box!
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    It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerojarod View Post
    Amateurs... I'll take it by the box!
    You can't put fizzy wine in a box! It'll blow the dang thing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    You can't put fizzy wine in a box! It'll blow the dang thing up.
    That's what I thought. Boxes are leaky too.
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    That's what I thought. Boxes are leaky too.
    I think you can get the really fancy fizzy stuff in plastic jugs around here. They don't have to haul it from way overseas either, they make it fresh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Can you get it in half gallons?
    Admit it. You drink thunderbird and Night Train don't you.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Admit it. You drink thunderbird and Night Train don't you.
    Nothing against those two fine beverages but no, when I did drink I preferred Blue Nun or some of the other German wines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Nothing against those two fine beverages but no, when I did drink I preferred Blue Nun or some of the other German wines.
    I'm attached to the Franciscan label myself . . . . and I have a taste for Chilean wines as well. :)
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