A champagne toast is a great way to welcome 2013, but warm bottles of champagne and improper cork-removal techniques cause serious, potentially blinding eye injuries every year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Choosing the appropriate sparkling wine for New Year's Eve can make you dizzy before the first sip. Here's a handy guide to the intoxicating world of bubbles on a budget. Find Macomb Township stores that sell this celebratory beverage.
The pop of the Champagne cork is as much a part of the New Year’s Eve soundtrack as "Auld Lang Syne" and fireworks. The tiny, tickling bubbles evoke celebratory moods. With so many sparkling wines to choose from, picking the best bottle can be daunting. Prices for sparkling wine range from less than $10 to more than $500 per bottle. Keep in mind that while you usually get what you pay for, there are some great options for those of us on a budget. Large “negociant” champagne houses that purchase much of their fruit, such as Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Roederer, Taittinger, Perrier Jouet and Nicolas Feuillatte, dominate the market. However, in the last decade or so, Champagne from small growers has gained some traction with Champagne …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tips from a Matt Prentice restaurants expert on everything picking the right glassware to serving it at just the right temperature.
Ready for New Year's Eve? Eric Djordjevic, chief operating officer of Matt Prentice Restaurant Group, has a five Champagn tips and tips for party-givers and partygoers: By "clean" I don't mean free of dirt and debris, but instead free of soap residue, as many liquid detergents don't rinse off completely. Aside from imparting undesired lemon and lavender scents in your wine, they will cause Champagne to go flat faster or prevent your wine from adhering to the glass and releasing aromatic qualities. Tip: For hard to clean decanters use a nonscented denture cleaner. After a little soak and good rinse, your crystal is good as new. Each wine has various qualities and aromas; science has proven that these molecular compounds release …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Tips for hosting a fun and activity-filled New Year's Eve party for family and friends at home.
This year have a home party to celebrate New Year's Eve. Today, with a few days to spare, I'm going to give you tips on how to have a great family New Year's party at your home. There's not much time for invites, so get on the phone and call your favorite families. Plan the meal and make it easy. You could cater, do a pot-lock, hors d'oeuvres, whichever you feel more comfortable doing–just have lots of food that is good and filling and have something out all night. It is New Year's and there will be drinking, so full bellies will help people absorb it. And, speaking of drinking, have a full bar with the good stuff and something for shots. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, but if not–schnapps is always a good standby. Having a …