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JFK Chelsea Lounge | la mise jour du champagne

Old Jun 15, 2024, 3:50 pm
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Dom Perignon 2013 tonight, going down nicely!
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Old Jun 22, 2024, 2:15 pm
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Flte o Coppa?

Cristal has arrived.
There is plenty, yet it still needs to be chilled.

The shortage of flute glasses has serendipitously led me to ask for a coupe instead.

What better occasion than this to revisit the classic debate:
Are you team flute or team coupe when it comes to Champagne?

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Old Jun 22, 2024, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Sandy Hopper
Cristal has arrived.
There is plenty, yet it still needs to be chilled.

The shortage of flute glasses has serendipitously led me to ask for a coupe instead.

What better occasion than this to revisit the classic debate:
Are you team flute or team coupe when it comes to Champagne?


Good to see its back!

And neither: use a wine glass.
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Old Jun 22, 2024, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by TabTraveller

And neither: use a wine glass.
Oh no. That is how my ber mother has it.

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Old Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Sandy Hopper
What better occasion than this to revisit the classic debate:
Are you team flute or team coupe when it comes to Champagne?


Team tulip (or tulip/flute hybrid). And the bigger the better. Tulip designs seem to have become quite popular for Champagne in more recent years, not too dissimilar to modern Sauvignon blanc style glasses in terms of both capacity and shape.

I save the coupes for the martinis. Also the bigger the better!

My current favourite is the Riedel Superleggero Champagne tulip glass, they're a real time saver for the busy bon viveur. Each glass enjoys a capacity of over 460ml, so you can relax & polish off that bottle of Bolly in just two pours when the pressure's on.

Another winner is the Riedel Vinum XL Champagne glass, which is more of a tulip/flute hybrid design, with 340ml capacity. Their mere presence is quite the handful: they will fill your friends and relatives with awe, clearly demonstrating you're a real connoisseur who knows a Cristal from a claret with the briefest of glimpses.
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Old Jun 22, 2024, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Howard Long
My current favourite is the Riedel Superleggero Champagne tulip glass, they're a real time saver for the busy bon viveur. Each glass enjoys a capacity of over 460ml, so you can relax & polish off that bottle of Bolly in just two pours when the pressure's on.
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Do you mean a glass like this?
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Old Jun 24, 2024, 4:52 pm
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LPGS today

LPGS being offered tonight.
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Old Jun 24, 2024, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Sandy Hopper
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Do you mean a glass like this?
Yep that's the modern tulip/white hybrid houses like Krug opt for today. Although, obviously yours in enhanced by its presence in the T3 First Dining
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Old Jun 25, 2024, 10:33 pm
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Old Jun 26, 2024, 7:43 am
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This AM it is LPGS and it is truly excellent
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Old Jun 28, 2024, 2:17 pm
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Cristal and LPGS both flowing freely today! Its even being offered to everyone without having to ask.
Decided to try a glass of Cristal when I wasnt paying for it, and still dont like it. Switched to LPGS after.
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Old Jun 28, 2024, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by S.R
Cristal and LPGS both flowing freely today! Its even being offered to everyone without having to ask.
Decided to try a glass of Cristal when I wasnt paying for it, and still dont like it. Switched to LPGS after.
Cristal is fantastic. You can actually taste the terroir from where it comes from. Truly spectacular, yet different. LPSG is great as well but more traditional and simple champagne.. I love how bright it can be. Its honestly superior to Dom in just about everyway except marketing.
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Old Jun 28, 2024, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by NPZ
Cristal is fantastic. You can actually taste the terroir from where it comes from. Truly spectacular, yet different. LPSG is great as well but more traditional and simple champagne.. I love how bright it can be. Its honestly superior to Dom in just about everyway except marketing.
Yes I think I prefer sweeter champagnes, hence my affinity for Krug and LPGS and dislike of champagnes like Cristal and Bollinger Grand Annee
Im actually not a huge fan of Dom either but I fly EK too much to swear it off forever LOL
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Old Jun 28, 2024, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by S.R
Yes I think I prefer sweeter champagnes, hence my affinity for Krug and LPGS and dislike of champagnes like Cristal and Bollinger Grand Annee
Im actually not a huge fan of Dom either but I fly EK too much to swear it off forever LOL
Krug NV (6g sugar/L) actually has less added sugar (dosage) than Cristal (7g/L for the 2014 vintage being served in the Chelsea).

Cristal has a lot more overt acidity on the palate, which I think is what you're picking up on and not enjoying.

Krug and Bollinger Grand Anne both use oak cask for fermentation (which gives wines a slightly richer taste), but if you like one of those and hate the other: that's probably not what you're picking up on.
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Old Jun 28, 2024, 3:52 pm
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If we're talking about sweetness, try the Ultra Brut from Laurent Perrier. I think they don't add any sugar at all. Fresh on a warm summer's afternoon, it's an absolute delight.
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