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Tott's Sparkling Wine - is it drinkable?

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bex109 Nov 24, 2008 01:14 PM

It's part of BevMo's Buy 1 get 1 for 5 cents sale, and I have a case sitting in my shopping cart right now, for a holiday party in a few weeks. But I really have no idea if it's drinkable or not, and I'd hate to be stuck with a case of really bad wine, no matter what the price!

Has anyone out there tried it? I'm not looking for anything mindblowing...just palatable and bubbly! Also, would you recommend to Brut or the Extra Dry? Thanks in advance!

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    grantham Nov 24, 2008 01:30 PM

    It may be too late for this answer, as you may have exited the store by now. The last time I imbibed any Tott's -- which admittedly was decades ago -- I remember only the headaches. My palate, at that time, was not as evolved, so I'm sure it went down easily. I never tried it again!

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      chris Nov 24, 2008 02:31 PM

      I have a coworker who raves about how good Tott's is - finally about a year ago I broke down and bought a bottle for something like five bucks.

      At first pop and pour, I was shocked at how reasonable it was. But, when the bottle was no longer ice cold and the fizz started to die away, I couldn't stomach it any further.

      If this is for a party with people who aren't big into wine and will be drinking out of plastic glasses, then why not? If nothing else, buy enough of something else for the first round of drinks and serve this later in the evening.

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        zin1953 Nov 24, 2008 03:19 PM

        Chris is right . . .

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          bubbles4me Nov 25, 2008 08:09 AM

          Hate to say it but Tott's is one of those, "No thank you I'll just have water" wines for me and fully back up the nasty headache...got one after one glass of the stuff.

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            zin1953 Nov 25, 2008 02:49 PM

            Well, at least it's better than Andre! ;^)

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              Bill Hunt Nov 25, 2008 04:25 PM

              But not by a lot. Same for Cook's. They have bubbles, albeit large ones, but there, the similarity to good sparklers/Champagne ends.

              However, if you are mixing these as Mimosas, or Kir Royale, then it might not matter.

              Hunt

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                zin1953 Nov 25, 2008 09:23 PM

                Agreed!

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                  tmso Nov 26, 2008 12:09 AM

                  No way, Kir royale wants at least a passable wine. Sure you're messing with it, but not enough to cover up the turpentine in the nose, nor the fact that it's carbonated like Coca-Cola. Mimosas maybe, but at least do your guests a favor and add 100 mg of aspirin to each ;-)

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                grantham Nov 25, 2008 08:35 PM

                It is?

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            wineglas1 Jan 9, 2011 03:52 PM

            People who drink Tott's will serve it ice cold as mentioned and any wine at that temp offers almost no flavor. It is cheap so people will buy it. Is it good, NO.

            1. Akitist Jan 9, 2011 06:33 PM

              Ought to be a good pairing with 'taters.

              Sorry, couldn't help myself.

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