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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne — Safely

We want you to have not only a festive and fun New Year’s Eve, but also a safe one. A bottle of Champagne — whether it’s a vintage wine like the floral, fruitful and fresh 2009 Cristal by Louis Roederer

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Posted in Wine FAQ, Wine in the Glass

How Do You Safely Remove a Champagne Cork?

Back in the “good old days,” a team would win the World Series, and shortly thereafter, the cameras would take you inside the winning team’s locker room. Bedlam then would ensue as Champagne bottles would be opened, with corks flying

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A 5-Point Sparkling Wine Primer

Chances are pretty good that you’ll be raising a glass tomorrow night to toast the beginning of a new year. Chances also are good that the wine in that glass will be Champagne, or perhaps some other type of sparkling

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Party Planning for the Rest of the Year — With Wine!

Just because Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year, it doesn’t mean the party season is over. In fact, for many people, it’s just beginning. You know you’ll be renewing your gym membership after the first of the year,

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Posted in Wine Buzz

4 Wine Resolutions for the New Year

We are one week and two days into 2015. How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions? If you’re like me, a few may already have gone by the wayside. But my wine-related resolutions are still in play… and

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Tonight, Choose ‘Poof’ Over ‘Pop’: The Safe Way to Open Champagne

It’s here! The last day of the year. When the time comes to raise a glass and propose a toast tonight, what will the topic be? According to a survey of 660 adults, age 21 and older, conducted by Barefoot

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The Truth About Non-Vintage Champagne

“Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.” English novelist Graham Greene wrote that, and

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Posted in Wine in the Glass
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