Cook’s California Champagne Extra Dry is produced and bottled by Cook’s Champagne Cellars in Madera, California.
I suggest pairing the Cook’s Extra Dry Champagne with Mary’s Gone Crackers and cheese or fancy hummus such as Tribe Origins with tomato and veggie or zesty spice and garlic. It also pairs nicely with Dove or Godiva chocolate.
If you are making an anniversary, Valentine’s Day or holiday gift basket, place the four Cook’s champagne mini bottles in a basket along with the decoratively wrapped Godiva truffles or other chocolates.
If you are looking for inexpensive champagne for New Year’s Eve, an anniversary or celebration, I recommend the Extra Dry Cook’s. For my review I purchased the Cook’s in four bottles that contain 187 ML each.
Since I like my champagne in small doses, I was happy about being able to pop open only a little bubbly for my review. The individual size bottles are great for people on the Eat, Pray Love (and drink) diet or for people who don’t have anyone who wants to share a full bottle.
As a Florida resident, I’ve tried several of the Florida winery products such as blueberry and strawberry wines, but for champagne review, I wanted to try an inexpensive (cheap) California champagne.
In hopes of landing one of the best cheap champagnes, I bought Cook’s Extra Dry from Publix Grocery Store. It comes in a green, beige and black cardboard carrier. The individual bottles can be twisted open after you peel off the foil wrapper.
No. 1: Bubbly factor. In terms of bubblies, the Cook’s Extra Dry Champagne released aromatic compounds that provided that little tickle to the tongue.
No. 2: I recommend serving the Cook’s Champagne in a flute glass since the shape of the glass is supposed to concentrate the aroma of the champagne. And since smell is so closely related to taste, it should enhance the flavor.
No. 3: In terms of taste, the Cook’s Extra Dry has a fruity flavor. It’s crisp, not too sweet.
No. 4: In terms of aroma, the Cook’s Extra Dry reminded me of pear and apple. I also felt as though I had breathed in a freshly cut bouquet of flowers, but that might be because my husband bought me flowers for our anniversary!
No. 5: Don’t let the “Extra Dry” label confuse you. While the extra dry Cook’s is not as sweet as regular champagne, it’s not as dry at the “Brut.”
Other inexpensive champagnes for New Year’s Eve parties, holiday parties or anniversaries from Cook’s include the Cook’s Grand Reserve with a hint of Brandy, Cook’s White Zinfandel champagne with a pink color and Cook’s Spumante (Italian for sparkling) with peach and floral nuances.
As a budget champagne, I give Cook’s a positive review. It would be acceptable cheap champagne for an anniversary, birthday, New Year’s Eve or holiday party as long as you aren’t married or dating someone with caviar and Dom Perignon tastes!
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Sources Cook’s website