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May 10, 2008 06:45 PM

Champagne under $50

Any bottles that anyone has first hand knowledge about would be appreciated. Any and all information is welcome. My only request is that it be fairly easy to find (I'm in Vermont but have access to NH as well).

For what it's worth, I enjoy Argyle Brut (yeah, yeah, I know it's not Champagne but that's why I'm asking and I supplied this as a reference point).

Cheers !

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  1. Duval Leroy Blanc de Chardonnay ($49.99), Duval Leroy Brut NV ($39.99), Nicholas Feuillatte Brut Champagne NV ($32.99) I have always enjoyed these particular champagnes, especially the Duval Leroy offerings. I live in Western Mass. and although distribution is by state, you shouldn't have a hard time finding these at a decent wine merchant. Good Luck

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    1. re: Lenox637

      My go to NV champagne is NV Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee.

      Can't compare it to the Argyle. I have a real champagne rule........

    2. There are two other current threads with the same title as this.

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      1. Moet & Chandon White Star & Veuve Clicquot Brut are both excellent at that price point. And a bit harder to find but worth the search is Pierre Peters Brut NV.

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        1. re: Seabiscuit

          here's where we get into personal preferences. although there's been a lot of VC consumed in my house, it doesn't measure up (nor does M&C White Star) to a lot of other champagnes under $50. IMHO

        2. Figure out which store in your area has a elaionship with Robert Chatterdon and get the basic Billecart-Salmon Brut. Thank me later.

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          1. re: whiner

            I'll thank you now if you tell me where to get it under $50.

            1. re: jaylhorner

              In Manhattan, Astor Wines and PJ Wine.

              Isn't it regularly under $50?

              1. re: mengathon

                Sorry.. I was thinking of the Rose.

            2. re: whiner

              hey, where have you been whiner?

              just one correction: Chadderdon. I butcher his name all the time.

              1. re: mengathon

                I picked up 6 bottles of Billecart-Salmon Brut 375ml for $18.99 + shipping from I could not find a local retailer and that was the best price I could find. I also like the having the 375ml on hand for some midweek bubbly.

                1. re: TonyO

                  not sure what their price would be for B-S but also check out "half wit wines"; they focus on small size bottlings

            3. I really like the balance on the duval leroy. I'll throw in N.V. Heidsieck. Monopole Blue Top Brut. Its maybe $30-40.