I've been making ginger beer naturally, using a ginger bug in swing top bottles. My goal is to get a dry, very fizzy ginger beverage. I'm wondering if it's possible to do this and have the beverage be mostly dry, but not completely devoid of sugar. [more inside]
My dear friend, who is 15 years sober, received a bottle of Palmes d'Or 2002 Champagne from her new boss for Christmas. She graciously accepted it, but would like to sell/trade it for something more...useful. It's worth about $100. She really has no one to regift it to. We're in Los Angeles, if that matters. Any suggestions?
Some friends bought us an expensive and extravagant gift that we can't reciprocate, and it is stressing me out. How do I handle this gracefully? [more inside]
Asking for a friend, because this movie (TV show?) sounds fascinating. He says he watched the last 10 minutes of it about 20 years ago. What he remembers of the ending is after the cut. [more inside]
I have roughly a case of cheap, but drinkable champagne. It was purchased to go in mimosas, but fewer mimosas were consumed than anticipated, so I have lots and lots of leftovers. Luckily, its the holidays, and people feel festive, so I should be able to serve it to everyone I meet, right? Wrong. In my crowd, if I offer this up at a party, I'm going to be met with a chorus of "thanks, but I'll have a craft beer please." [more inside]
I bought three bottles of Veuve Clicquot. They are thank you gifts after a big project. One bottle went into the fridge to be shared out in person. The other two I left in a room to be sent home with two different individuals. The room was then sealed off for 8 off the hottest days of the year with no open windows or a/c. Oops. Have I ruined them? [more inside]
I have found a wine that I love beyond all others, but it's hard-to-impossible to find here and I need to find EITHER an alternative that tastes as close to this as possible OR a new supplier. The wine is a Franciacorta, the maker is Berlucci, and the particular wine is the Storica '61 Brut (61 is the name of the original vintage and is given in homage - it's not the vintage of the wine) and is the white not the red/pink version. [more inside]
Taking champagne to a hotel? [more inside]
Mr. Terrier and I received a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label as a present a couple weeks ago. Since, then, we've been invited to a small New Year's Eve gathering. I don't actually know how many people will be there (since it's the worst possible manners to ask "who else will be there?" when invited to a 'do.) [more inside]
What is the best sparkling wine or champagne under 20 dollars? Also, I need help with a last-minute New Year's celebration. [more inside]
Anyone have suggestions for a good wine bar in Chicago to have people meet up at for a bday party? [more inside]
Where in the Chicago area can I find a bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne? I like the vintages from the 2000s; they run about $120-$150 a bottle. I tried Chicago Wine Co., but they only sell the older vintages from the 90s or earlier, which are at least double the price. Same with House of Glunz. Any high-end wine shops that might be a good bet? The choices are somewhat overwhelming. Thanks!
Thirty years ago, upon receiving the joyous news of my birth, my grandparents broke out the champagne. They kept the bottle as a memento of that day and recently gave it to me. I'd like to turn it into something both useful and beautiful. But what? [more inside]
Where's the best place to go drink champagne (or any other sparkling wine) near the Guggenheim?
Looking for some fun/funky champagne flutes available in the US to give as a gift. Any suggestions?
2000 bottle of vintage champagne. Still good? Brand is Veuve Cliquot. It is an actual vintage bottle, not a non-vintage,
I am in the US. How can I order champagne (preferably in a package with some nifty glasses) from a French vineyard, for delivery to an address near York, England?
More expensive alternatives to Riccadonna? I looove the sweetness of Riccadonna but want something a bit less cheap and tacky. So something around the 30-50$ mark (Australian dollar) would be super. I hate dry and tart sparkling wines, but I have also tried some sweet sparkling wines that are too sweet and heavy almost -- like a mudcake that's too rich and sickly. Riccadonna seems light and sweet and fruity as opposed to cloying. Note: I know almost nothing about wines and champagnes, so feel free to teach me things. :)
When did the champagne flute become the norm over the champagne coupe? [more inside]
How badly can a bottle of champagne be abused before it becomes undrinkable? [more inside]
Help me find a decent sparkling wine for less than $20. [more inside]
Help me be Halloween's best embodiment of Champagne ever. [more inside]
What does the "UVA" mean in Andre's "Cold Duck UVA"? [more inside]
Where can I find square-shaped champagne flutes? [more inside]
Can I get champagne in a box? If yes, where? If not, why not?
I need to send a bottle of champagne (specifically, Veuve Clicquot) as a gift. Thing is, I'm in the United States and I need to get it to Toronto. I've found 18004champagne, but not much else. Help me!
I'm doing a (semi) limited bar at my wedding reception on a (semi) limited budget. What is the best hard liquor to serve? How much should I buy? We would also love to hear suggestions for wine and champagne that offer the most for our dollar. [more inside]
Champagne: glasses or flutes? [more inside]
Dateline: Oxford Blue's House, 11:59:59 31/12/2006. You want to celebrate the new year. Do you go with a bottle of: A) Veuve Clicquot B) Moët et Chandon
Bottle of bubbly has been opened. There is some leftover. What to do, what to do! [more inside]
Question about Maya Rudolph, champagne, and A Prairie Home Companion. [more inside]
Will a bottle of champagne pop its cork if put in one's checked luggage during air travel? [more inside]
Help getting a bottle of champagne delivered in Antwerp this week? [more inside]
How long does champagne last? [more inside]
Should we buy champagne in Duty Free or in NYC? [more inside]
Help! I'm in L.A. It's Saturday. I need to get a bottle of champagne delivered in Manhattan on Monday morning. Any recommendations for a good wine store I can call to arrange this? [more inside]
Champagne! I've volunteered to buy a nice bottle o' the bubbly for a small New Year's Eve gathering. Trouble is, I hardly ever drink (mostly, in fact, champagne at New Year's) and have never actually chosen the champagne. So what should I get? Let's keep it under $100, please. (And yes, I'm aware that only sparkling wines from Champagne should really ever be called "champagne," but I'll consider wines from elsewhere as well.)
WineFilter. We have acquired some champagne, the real deal. I always thought wine bottles should be laid on their side to keep the cork wet and sealed, but one of these bottles actually says on the label to store upright. What's best for sparkling wine? On its side, or on its end?