The Science of How Champagne Gets Its Bubbles

Without its bubbles, champagne is ordinary white wine, unfit for sabering or smashing against new ships. So what gives sparkling wines their sparkle? A fascinating process called secondary fermentation. » 12/31/14 6:00pm 12/31/14 6:00pm

Just Drink Prosecco

It's New Year's Eve, which means that amateurs across the planet will be imbibing far more booze than they're accustomed to, and more likely than not, the intoxicating mixture will include a bunch of bubbly. Here's why it should be a cheap bottle of prosecco and nothing else. » 12/31/14 5:41pm 12/31/14 5:41pm

Guy perfectly uncorks a champagne bottle with a tactical rifle

The guys at FullMag—previously RatedRR—managed to perfectly open a bottle of cheap champagne using a 50 Cal tactical rifle. Sadly, in the process they also managed to shatter a bottle of perfectly delicious 2006 Cristal Champagne—which makes me sad. But whatever, happy holidays! » 12/22/14 8:48pm 12/22/14 8:48pm

This champagne glass is shaped after Kate Moss' left breast (NSFW)

A (false) legend says that the first champagne glass was molded using the left breast of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France till her head rolled. It was actually created in England, like this new champagne glass modeled after the left breast of Kate Moss, the modern Queen of Fashion. Let's compare with the real thing… » 8/22/14 7:44pm 8/22/14 7:44pm

How to open a bottle of champagne with a sword and science

People don't keep a saber in the kitchen drawer, but opening a champagne bottle with a sword is so cool that it should be mandatory—at least—in every single restaurant. Here's food star Alton Brown showing you how you do it and why this method works so well. » 5/08/14 8:41pm 5/08/14 8:41pm

Want the Most Booze per Calorie? Skip Liquor and Go For Champagne

In surprising booze news, Wonkblog's Christopher Ingraham gives an unexpected (and classy) spin to conventional drinking wisdom: if you're looking to get the most alcoholic punch per calorie, don't reach for "the hard stuff." You're better off drinking champagne or sparkling wine. » 3/29/14 10:07am 3/29/14 10:07am

Veuve Clicquot's New Packaging Transforms Into Its Own Bottle Chiller

Champagne is for celebrating. But what sort of shoddy celebration would it be if it were warm? Veuve's thinking ahead this holiday season with a new "Fashionably Clicquot" package that quickly transforms into a handy—and handsome!—ice bucket. » 11/13/13 1:40pm 11/13/13 1:40pm

That gold iPhone 5S sure is popular (or Apple didn't make very many of them) — if you try to order through Apple's website, it won't ship until October. What a champagne pain. » 9/20/13 10:47am 9/20/13 10:47am

18-Wheeler Crashes, Spills Hundreds of Bottles of Champagne on Highway

Take a look around you—because you will never forget where you were the day you heard about the Champagne Massacre of '13. Yesterday, Wednesday September 18 at around 2:30 pm, a truck filled to the brim with bubbly fell over, split open, and got I-395 in Connecticut absolutely wasted. » 9/19/13 12:13pm 9/19/13 12:13pm

What Happens When You Stuff iPhone 5 Guts in an iPhone 5S Body?

If you haven't seen a million iPhone 5S housing pics of varying believability by now, you're either doing something very wrong, or very right. But looking at an alleged 5S case by itself doesn't tell us much about the improvements over the regular 5, so Jonathan at TLD endeavored to see how many of the guts from an… » 8/30/13 9:06am 8/30/13 9:06am

Is This the Gold iPhone 5S?

With all this talk of a golden iPhone you may have been expecting something terribly bling. But this leaked image, published by Japanese website Weekly Ascii, claims to show off the new "champagne" iPhone and it... it doesn’t look that bad. » 8/22/13 6:40am 8/22/13 6:40am

Which Type of Alcohol Gets Destroyed Best By Guns?

It's never a good idea to mix guns and alcohol unless you're using guns to shoot at alcohol. And we're not talking about just popping pellets at empty beer cans, we're talking about our friends at RatedRR firing AK-47s and AR-15s at full bottles of wine and champagne to create a bubbly (sorry) explosion. Watch as… » 8/19/13 8:00pm 8/19/13 8:00pm

Laser-Etched Champagne Flutes Bubble Forever, Or At Least Until Empty

Your 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations are probably over, but if you want to add some pizzazz to your next party 364 days from now, grab a set of these special champagne flutes that feature a laser-etched sparkling point on the bottom producing a non-stop stream of bubbles. » 1/01/13 10:00am 1/01/13 10:00am

Of Course Russia Broke the World's Biggest Champagne Glass Record

Those Ruskis sure are a classy lot, aren't they? They've just gone and set a new Guinness Book of World Records record for the biggest-ever champagne glass. Measuring 1.5m high, it was filled with bubbly from 75 bottles. Hic! [EnglishRussia] » 8/08/11 6:20am 8/08/11 6:20am

Who Knew Opening a Bottle of Champagne With an Iron or Wine Glass…

I would happily go through several crates of champagne in the quest to find other tools to open a bottle of champers with. Even on a Monday morning. Especially on a Monday morning. [VVV via DailyWhat via @Litmanlive] » 5/16/11 5:20am 5/16/11 5:20am

Open a Champagne Bottle with a Saber

There are multiple ways to pop New Year's champagne: the Super Bowl air-spray, the casual Diddy pour-on-the-floor, or, if you're feeling awesomely Napoleonic, you can slice the damn thing open with a sword (or good kitchen knife). Here's how. » 12/30/10 12:40pm 12/30/10 12:40pm

IKEA's New Years Toast App Is Much Cheaper than Actual Champagne

2011 is tantalizingly close—so how will you ring it in? With bottles of expensive champagne? What are you, some kind of French aristocrat? IKEA's Skål! (toast, in Swedish) app simulates booze, clinking glasses, and introduces you to strangers. » 12/28/10 8:00pm 12/28/10 8:00pm

Champagne Bottles Get A New Design In The Name Of The Environment

The champagne industry is looking to update the iconic champagne bottle. They're slimming the shoulders to make a lighter bottle in an effort to cut their carbon footprint. That slight difference will be like removing 4,000 cars from the road. » 9/01/10 11:20pm 9/01/10 11:20pm