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Old 02-13-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I don't know why you read attitude into what I said. The OP lives in NYC and at a good wine/liquor store in the city, you can get tremendous attitude from wine snobs if you do not say exactly the right thing when asking for a particular type of wine. So, giving friendly advice is wrong? I'll remember that.
Chill out dude, have some sparkling wine or champagne or whatever!

The people you describe working at the stores remind me of too-big-for-their-britches waiters who correct patrons' pronunciation of menu items.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Can anyone please give me a name of an inexpensive but good champagne that I can buy at the liquor store??

I'm planning an early valentine's day surprise and I'm going for cliche. So of course I wanna pair up the champagne with the strawberries. Thanks for your help in advance!


A lot of my drinking friends swear by "Cremant de Bourgogne" which is a sparkling white wine from Burgundy with a very similar taste to Champagne but with a much kinder price tag.

A lot of people have been fooled into thinking it was Champagne apparently and a wine taster friend of mine actually prefers it to the "real " thing.

I would have thought any decent wine store would have it.

For a description of the Cremant de Bourgogne :

Nick Dobson Wines Crémant de Bourgogne (http://www.nickdobsonwines.co.uk/acatalog/Cremant_Section.html - broken link)

Crémant de Bourgogne, Find out More about Crémant, Burgundy, France - burgundytoday
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Default Valentine's Day menu

I live in a place where everywhere gets super crowded on Valentine's Day. I always make a nice dinner at home. I have a tradition of making shrimp scampi, garlic bread, salad, wine and heart-shaped chocolate brownie sundaes for dessert. Do you cook at home? Do you have a traditional Valentine's Day menu that you cook?
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Hmm well we don't go out for Valentines day. I usually just make dinner at home. One of my husband's favorite meals is Linguini with white clam sauce. I will most likely make that for him. I don't eat that so I will just have plain linguni. I make the sauce using fresh or canned clams.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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Default Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day is next week. Are you going out to eat or cooking at home?
My husband asked me if I wanted to go out to dinner & I opted to go out another night instead and cook at home for the 2 of us. Thinking of our menu I thought of making broiled Lobster Tails and NY Strip with baked potatoes and salad.
If you are staying home what menu items would you cook.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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Buying a new grill & cooking some ribeyes.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Have strip steaks ready to grill. Probably fresh corn on the grill to along with fresh FL tomatoes. The corn may turn out to be iron skillet stir fried corn with jalapenos and bacon bit.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Have strip steaks ready to grill. Probably fresh corn on the grill to along with fresh FL tomatoes. The corn may turn out to be iron skillet stir fried corn with jalapenos and bacon bit.
that sounds yummy. id probably go with skirt steaks over strips though.

we are doing a valentines dinner this saturday so we probably wont go anywhere on tuesday. i havent really thought about cooking anything special. i wouldnt mind if my wife made something, but im the one who cooks in my family.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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We never go out for dinner on Valentines day, too crowded but I am gong out on the 18th to a steak house, it's not a post valentines dinner. It's my belated birthday dinner that got spoiled due to bad weather and a flat tire i January LOL. I will be making a nice dinner on valentiens for my DH and probably cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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We do not go out for Valentine's Day, but we will probably go out this Saturday night. I usually make shrimp scampi over angel hair and a spinach salad. I might pick up some cupcakes for dessert since our local cupcake place always has $2 cupcakes on Tuesdays.
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