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Fermentation: how make naturally carbonated beverages that are sweet?

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]
posted by cotterpin on Sep 15, 2016 - 13 answers

Selling champagne?

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?
posted by Sophie1 on Dec 31, 2015 - 11 answers

Extravagant gift etiquette

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]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 9, 2014 - 31 answers

Name that film

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]
posted by sparklemotion on Apr 27, 2014 - 3 answers

Recommend some festive, easy champagne cocktails

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]
posted by juliapangolin on Nov 25, 2013 - 40 answers

Have I ruined the fancy champagne?

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]
posted by instead of three wishes on Jul 22, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me find my particular wine.

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]
posted by ninazer0 on Jun 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Champagne in a hotel room?

Taking champagne to a hotel? [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob on May 31, 2012 - 14 answers

Mine! Mine! All Mine!

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]
posted by BostonTerrier on Dec 30, 2011 - 25 answers

My New Year's Resolution is to Stop Procrastinating

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]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 30, 2011 - 42 answers

Anyone know of a good wine bar in Chicago for a bday meet up?

Anyone have suggestions for a good wine bar in Chicago to have people meet up at for a bday party? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Nov 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne in Chicago?

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!
posted by Atrahasis on Sep 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Transforming an old bottle into something useful and beautiful.

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]
posted by anderjen on Jun 13, 2011 - 13 answers

champagne before art.

Where's the best place to go drink champagne (or any other sparkling wine) near the Guggenheim?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for Funky Champagne Flutes

Looking for some fun/funky champagne flutes available in the US to give as a gift. Any suggestions?
posted by Alexdan4 on Jan 6, 2010 - 12 answers

2000 bottle of champagne still good?

2000 bottle of vintage champagne. Still good? Brand is Veuve Cliquot. It is an actual vintage bottle, not a non-vintage,
posted by Ironmouth on Dec 26, 2009 - 14 answers

Ordering/shipping champagne internationally?

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?
posted by John Borrowman on Dec 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Something more special than, but similar to, Riccadonna

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. :)
posted by mjao on Sep 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Champagne from a coupe or flute? Or how about a handy mug?

When did the champagne flute become the norm over the champagne coupe? [more inside]
posted by spec80 on May 26, 2009 - 12 answers

champagne abuse

How badly can a bottle of champagne be abused before it becomes undrinkable? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Jan 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Best bubbly for the buck?

Help me find a decent sparkling wine for less than $20. [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Dec 30, 2008 - 29 answers

Life is champagne, Highness.

Help me be Halloween's best embodiment of Champagne ever. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Oct 14, 2008 - 5 answers

UVA -- what does it mean?

What does the "UVA" mean in Andre's "Cold Duck UVA"? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Sep 5, 2008 - 4 answers

desperately seeking square stemware

Where can I find square-shaped champagne flutes? [more inside]
posted by jenlyn1123 on Mar 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Cham-pahn-ya In A Box

Can I get champagne in a box? If yes, where? If not, why not?
posted by sparkletone on Feb 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Champagne to my Canadian friends

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!
posted by missmle on Sep 4, 2007 - 6 answers

How should I get 170 people good and drunk?

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]
posted by Alison on Jun 27, 2007 - 25 answers

ChampagneFilter: glasses or flutes?

Champagne: glasses or flutes? [more inside]
posted by stance on Mar 23, 2007 - 13 answers

I'm not drinking a widow!

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) Mo√ęt et Chandon
posted by oxford blue on Dec 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Leftover Bubbly With No Place to Go

Bottle of bubbly has been opened. There is some leftover. What to do, what to do! [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Nov 6, 2006 - 20 answers

Movie Booze + Pregnancy = ?

Question about Maya Rudolph, champagne, and A Prairie Home Companion. [more inside]
posted by starman on Oct 20, 2006 - 11 answers

Carbonated beverages in luggage?

Will a bottle of champagne pop its cork if put in one's checked luggage during air travel? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Aug 10, 2006 - 11 answers

Delivering a bottle of champagne...in Antwerp?

Help getting a bottle of champagne delivered in Antwerp this week? [more inside]
posted by scody on Jul 10, 2006 - 5 answers

How long does champagne keep?

How long does champagne last? [more inside]
posted by duende on May 19, 2006 - 10 answers

Bubbly NYC

Should we buy champagne in Duty Free or in NYC? [more inside]
posted by veryape on Feb 11, 2006 - 5 answers

winestore manhattan

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]
posted by scody on Apr 30, 2005 - 2 answers

What champagne should I buy for under $100?

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.)
posted by kindall on Dec 29, 2004 - 41 answers

Should sparkling wine be stored on its side or its end?

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?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Dec 6, 2004 - 12 answers

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