Veuve Clicquot- oldest drinkable fizzy grape juice?
A missing shipment of some fine French vino, that Luis XVI sent over to the Tsar of the Russias, may have been located, and are currently being confirmed by the home vintners.
How to properly open a bottle of bubbly with a saber
is an awesome entry from the French Culinary Institute's tech blog. Features a detailed video how-to with 1000 frames per second super slo-mo
shots of proper saber technique. Impress your drunken friends at your next party with the ultimate sommelier trick!
The Night They Invented Champagne...
Tonight's the night for Champagne
. Meaning French. No other is as appropriate or necessary. If you know nothing - or a lot - about this most pleasant and aphrodisiac of all wines, you should still get more serious about it. The Champagne Growers' Association
has an excellent website where you can learn how to chill
and properly taste
Champagne. They'll even send you four free, attractive little notebooks
to keep in your cocktail cabinet. The green roll-down menus
are all enlightening and to the point.
But don't think the French have all the experts. There's this amazing American website, called IntoWine
, put up by the M2 Communications Wine Education Center
, which is just as wise and, typically, more complete and snobbish.
Their Champagne section
is faultless. Compare cultures by noting how they serve
Champagne. Check out their full list of Champagne houses
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Happy New Year, MetaFilter!