Cheers Wine & Spirits

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Sunday, 31 May 2020
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Phil 2014/7/8

Three sparkling wines to fizz up your summer

Last weekend, we had a little neighborhood gathering. A progressive dinner party where we traveled (on foot) to neighbor’s homes where we enjoyed  cocktails and appetizers, dinner with wine, desserts, then a backyard fire pit with a tray of chocolate and a thermos of coffee with, or without "additives". 

We hosted the dinner portion and as guests arrived I offered a glass of Prosecco, a dry Italian sparkling wine traditionally served to clear the pallet.  One of my neighbors said,

“Hey champagne!  What are we celebrating?”

Phil 2010/12/1

Every year Cheers gets at least three calls from folks wondering if an old bottle of champagne they have is still “good”. This is always a difficult call to make as there is no way for us to know the exact conditions that the bottle in question has been stored. Our recommendation is if you have an old bottle and you are considering opening it, GO FOR IT! However it’s a good idea to have a back up bottle on hand in the event your bottle of bubbly has lost its fizz, or has succumb to age. With that being said check out this story I found about some very old champagne discovered in the briny deep …