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Stop using champagne flutes — this is the best way to drink champagne

With the New Year’s celebrations, you may be toasting with champagne. Bubble physicist, Helen Czerski, reveals why you should care about the glass you are drinking your champagne from. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Helen Czerski: One of the things that […]
Stop using champagne flutes — this is the best way to drink champagne
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CHART: Australia’s love affair with champagne has finally peaked

Australia remains one of the world’s biggest champagne consumers, but our growing appetite for French bubbles appears to have finally peaked, with import volumes falling for the first time in 2016. With 7.39 million bottles heading Down Under last year, it’s the first fall since the global financial crisis. Consumption […]
CHART: Australia’s love affair with champagne has finally peaked
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VIDEO: Why this famed Sydney chef loves cheese on toast with champagne

While there’s something special about champagne, it isn’t just for special occasions. Pop star Madonna once notoriously confessed that she likes to drink Krug Rosé – think $500 a bottle – with fries. Four in Hand chef Colin Fassnidge always likes to think differently and have fun too. Inspired by […]
VIDEO: Why this famed Sydney chef loves cheese on toast with champagne
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10 things you didn’t know about Champagne

1. Every Champagne is a sparkling wine But not every sparkling wine is Champagne. To be called Champagne the grapes must be grown and produced within the boundaries of Champagne in France and under restricted rules of yields and vinification. The combination of those rules with cool climate, chalky soils, […]
10 things you didn’t know about Champagne
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A Quick Guide To This Year’s Best Champagnes

[credit provider=”Getty Images/Andrew H. Walker”] Champagne is one of France’s great bastions of wine tradition—change is no joking matter there—and pretty much everybody likes the final product it offers.So when there is something new going on in that storied region, attention must be paid.
A Quick Guide To This Year’s Best Champagnes
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Champagne Sales Are Tanking In ‘Gloomy’ France

[credit provider=”Getty Images/Michael Loccisano”] Even the pop of a champagne cork can’t pull France out of a national funk.According to The Financial Times, champagne sales in France were down 5 per cent in the first 10 months of the year, and the “gloomy” national mood is to blame.
Champagne Sales Are Tanking In ‘Gloomy’ France
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Popping Bottles Is More Dangerous Than You Think

You might have heard the warning before that popping of a pressurised champagne cork can cause injury, but a group of ophthalmologists are reaffirming this warning as holiday celebrations get underway, saying opening a bottle of bubbly improperly could lead to blinding injuries.
Popping Bottles Is More Dangerous Than You Think
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20 Products With Astronomical Markups

[credit provider=”Getty Images/Michael Loccisano”] If you’re a merchant seeking profits, there’s only one way to find them: sell stuff for more than you pay for it.But what’s a fair markup? 50 per cent? One Hundred? Two? It depends on both product and business, but one thing’s for sure – some […]
20 Products With Astronomical Markups
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A Bunch Of Champagne That’s Been Sitting On The Ocean Floor For 170 Years Just Sold For More Than $180,000

[credit provider=”NOAA Photo Library | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/noaaphotolib/5077891169/”] Forget a dimly lit, high-priced cellar. It seems the best champagne these days can be found 20,000 leagues under the sea. Auctioneers last week sold 11 bottles of 170-year-old champagne, discovered in 2010 aboard a shipwrecked schooner off the coast of the Åland islands — a […]
A Bunch Of Champagne That’s Been Sitting On The Ocean Floor For 170 Years Just Sold For More Than $180,000
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PHOTOS: Inside The Star-Studded VIP Tent At The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

[credit provider=”Getty”] On Saturday, celebrities, polo fans, and those just trying to catch a glimpse of Nacho Figueras gathered at Liberty State Park for the fifth-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.Actor Clive Owen kicked-off the day as co-host alongside Figueras, Delfina Blaquier and President of Veuve Clicquot, Vanessa Kay.
PHOTOS: Inside The Star-Studded VIP Tent At The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
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Sotheby’s Is Now Selling Its Own Brand Of Inexpensive Champagne

[credit provider=”Courtesy Sotheby’s”] Two days after selling “The Scream” for an auction house high of $119.9 million, Sotheby’s has announced something a little more low budget—its own line of champagne, retailing for $29.95 for a bottle and $69.95 for a magnum.The bubbly is made by R&L Legras, a 200-year-old producer […]
Sotheby’s Is Now Selling Its Own Brand Of Inexpensive Champagne
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See The Abandoned Champagne Vault Under The Brooklyn Bridge

Photographer Stanley Greenberg likes to shoot hidden spaces and invisible infrastructure — the overlooked, neglected, or simply off-limits “back-end” of the systems that shape our world. During a conversation at Studio-X NYC last week about his new work — photographs taken behind the scenes of large-scale physics experiments, of which more later — Greenberg briefly discussed […]
See The Abandoned Champagne Vault Under The Brooklyn Bridge
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A Mysterious Trader Dropped Almost $200K On A Huge Bottle Of Champagne At A Liverpool Club And Shared It With Everyone

[credit provider=”Kenichi Nobusue, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2419306944″] A mysterious high-flyer—who has been described as a foreign exchange currency trader and a London businessman—had himself a good time this weekend at Liverpool club Playground.The Sun is reporting that the man spent around $200,000 on a 30 liter bottle of Armand de Brignac Midas, a […]
A Mysterious Trader Dropped Almost $200K On A Huge Bottle Of Champagne At A Liverpool Club And Shared It With Everyone
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HAPPY NEW YEAR: Here’s Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Champagne

[credit provider=”Toni Blay / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/toniblay/77906706/”] Raising a glass of Champagne while surrounded by friends and relatives is an age-old tradition around the holidays.The celebratory tradition dates back to when the Romans planted grapes in the northeast section of France around the fifth century.
HAPPY NEW YEAR: Here’s Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Champagne
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5 Budget-Friendly Champagnes For Your Ritzy New Year’s Eve Toast

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dey/”] New Year’s Eve puts many Americans in the mood to pop some bubbly, but they don’t need Champagne to fill their flutes.Americans consumed 15.4 million cases of sparkling wine last year, according to The Wine Institute. That’s only slightly more than the 15 million cases they were […]
5 Budget-Friendly Champagnes For Your Ritzy New Year’s Eve Toast
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Raise A Glass—Champagne Sales Made A Big Comeback This Year

[credit provider=”Kenichi Nobusue, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2419306944″] Some bright news for the bubbly industry: champagne sales have grown 15% during the first nine months of 2011 in comparison to 2010, according to The Wall Street Journal.As of the end of September the champagne industry has shipped 192 million bottles and is anticipating […]
Raise A Glass—Champagne Sales Made A Big Comeback This Year
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The Taste of a Hundred Year Old Champagne

If you’ve ever wondered what a hundred year old champagne tastes like, I can now enlighten you.  One answer would be—sort of like a lot of other things blended together, for example, coffee, cider, ginger, toasted hazelnuts and apricots.    Another equally correct answer—like nothing else I’d ever tasted.
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Age Of Austerity Over? UK Conservatives Lift Champagne Ban

[credit provider=”Brent Schneeman via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/schneeman/3340307208/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] For the past two years, the Conservative Party’s annual conference has been free of champagne.You see, the party, often derided by critics as out-of-touch with ordinary people, wanted to make it clear that austerity was for everyone. They wanted to appear “humble”, conference chairman […]
Age Of Austerity Over? UK Conservatives Lift Champagne Ban
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Climate Change Makes Champagne Taste Even Better

[credit provider=”Ben Barier”] HAUTVILLERS, France — Climate change may be one of the greatest perils of our time, contributing to droughts, floods, deadly heat waves and super-charged hurricanes.But for the moment, France’s Champagne makers are raising their glasses to it.
Climate Change Makes Champagne Taste Even Better
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Hunt Is On For The Russians Who Didn’t Pay A $123,000 Champagne Tab

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/e_calamar/2964133803/”] Police are searching for a group of Russians who dined-and-dashed on a €86,000 ($123,000) champagne tab in a Sardinian nightclub, reports The Guardian.Eight young Russians ordered over 90 bottles of champagne while they were at the glamorous Billionaires nightclub in early August — but they left without […]
Hunt Is On For The Russians Who Didn’t Pay A $123,000 Champagne Tab
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PHOTOS: The Dallas Mavericks Spent Last Night Partying In Miami

[credit provider=”Nickole Ferrer/Miami New Times ” url=”http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/06/dallas_mavericks_go_clubbing_o.php”] Several online photographers have their hands on some incriminating photos of the fans of the Miami Heat who were seen celebrating the newest NBA Champions. Some members of the Mavericks went out clubbing in Miami after winning it all, and they brought their […]
PHOTOS: The Dallas Mavericks Spent Last Night Partying In Miami
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A Bottle Of Veuve Clicquot Champagne Discovered At Bottom Of Ocean After 170 Years Is About To Be Auctioned

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veuve_Clicquot”] The world’s oldest (known) Champagne, including a bottle of Veuve Clicquot that was at the bottom of the sea for 170 years before it was discovered by divers, is going on sale today.The Champagne, which was “tasted by Madame Clicquot herself,” is expected to sell for about […]
A Bottle Of Veuve Clicquot Champagne Discovered At Bottom Of Ocean After 170 Years Is About To Be Auctioned
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The Plunge In Champagne Sales All Leads Back To The Collapse Of Lehman Brothers

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mo%C3%ABt_et_Chandon.jpg”] Champagne sales have suffered massively over the last two years, and the decline can be traced back to the Lehman Brothers collapse, Bloomberg has discovered.Champagne sales nosedived in 2008 and 2009, when conspicuous consumption became something that was almost socially deviant.
The Plunge In Champagne Sales All Leads Back To The Collapse Of Lehman Brothers