Madame Lilly Bollinger

When asked when she drinks Champagne, Madam Lilly Bollinger replied; "I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—-unless I’m thirsty."

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How Long Does Open Wine Last?

Sometimes (but admittedly not that often for most), you run into the issue that you have an open bottle of wine that you just can’t seem to finish. Sure, you can flip on the TV, fill your glass and go to town on a bottle or two, but your boss may not appreciate you showing up late the next morning with a raging hangover! What exactly is the problem? Why can’t you just stick the…

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Champagne Terms – You Need to be Drunk to Understand Them…

It’s no secret that all the different terms used to describe the production, style and quality is mind-numbing! Here’s my guide to just about every term imaginable that you will ever find on a Champagne label.   Champagne / Sparkling Wine Dryness Levels Brut Nature – You don’t see this used too much, but it means totally dry, no dosage (sweetening) added (less than 3 grams of sugar per liter) Extra Brut (also less than…

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