One booze hack that's been making the rounds for years is that inserting a spoon by the handle in a champagne bottle's neck will preserve its carbonation. This is one of those tips that I wish were true. Champagne is a great thing to have around on a special occasion, and it s ...more
Unlike wine, you can't re-cork or stopper leftover bubbly after you've opened it, but all is not lost even if you haven't managed to finish every last drop. You can use your leftover champagne to make light-as-air crêpes or pancakes, to create a detox face mask, to cook seafoo ...more
Not sure what to serve at your next holiday party? Don't settle for just plain old champagne. In this how to video James makes a classic sparkling wine cocktail to accompany a praline chocolate. Watch as he livens up the Prosecco champagne with a hint of amaretto to bring out ...more
There's a couple things you can do to prepare for New Year's Eve this year: stock up on your cocktail recipes, make black-eyed peas (AKA Hoppin' John), or find some fireworks to enjoy. Now add one more tradition to the list: sabrage. The practice dates all the way back to the ...more
The words "leftover champagne" cause us to shudder slightly because, frankly, we are loathe to leave bubbly in the bottle. But in the event that we do have some left over, we put it to use in two egg-cellent ways: baked eggs and scrambled eggs. Don't Miss: How to Keep Champa ...more
Want to make a Blue Velvet like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's tim ...more
Not sure what to serve at your next cocktail party? Why not try a decadent champagne drink that can accompany any chocolate dessert? In this how-to video Lee twists a classic Champagne Cherry Nova. Everyone is sure to enjoy this Prosecco Champagne and cherry liqueur.
Want to make a Flirtini like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. ...more
My years in the restaurant business have taught me many things. Some of those things are best left unsaid and other things require a PhD in vulgarity, but the one thing I learned that I keep coming back to night after night is that you do not have to spend a lot of money to dr ...more
Having a cocktail party and not quite sure what champagne to serve up? Then watch this how to video to learn how to add a little Christmas cheer with a Moet Chandon champagne nectar on ice. For this drink recipe you will need the following ingredients: champagne and lemon zest.
Orange vodka, tangerine mix, peach puree, and champagne make up the sweet martini Bellini cocktail. Follow along with bartender Raffaele as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this sweet and fruity specialty drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and l ...more
Mixologist Miguel Aranda wants to share his very simple recipe for Rose Water Champagne Cocktail in this video. He goes through each stage of the recipe including adding real rose petals to add more flavor and color to the Champagne Cocktail. You can use sparkling wine in plac ...more
Captain Campbell james demonstrates how to open a bottle of champagne with merely a spoon. Requirements: A bottle of chilled champagne, champagne glasses, an ice bucket, a napkin, a pretty young lady to impress and poise. Video: .
Michelle Phan presents this tutorial video on caring for your skin with champagne. You can use less than a sip of your champagne as a detoxifying cleanser/ toner. From Michelle's site: Champagne is beneficial for the skin because it helps detoxify the skin and fights free ra ...more
Nothing beats a Champagne tower for old-world elegance—so long as you construct it so it doesn’t fall down! Watch this video to learn how to build your own champagne tower. You will need: a sturdy table coupe (or round) champagne glasses champagne, sparkling wine, or sparkling ...more
This brief video demonstrates how to use a Champagne saber safely, to open a bottle of sparkling wine. Impress your friends at your next party with your champagne bottle sabering skills. You can use a champagne saber or any other heavy knife.
In this video, we learn how to apply gold champagne New Years nail art for New Years. Start off by painting your nails all black and letting them dry. Now, use a thin brush to paint two champagne glasses and the numbers 2010 on the pointer finger of both the hands. Next, paint ...more
Want to know how to mix the perfect Mimosa cocktail? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time ...more
Champagne is best enjoyed at a cool temperature and a frosted glass creates a festive mood for many drinks. In this how to video, see step by step how a create the perfect frosted glass and learn tips on how to have that perfect glass of champagne.
Want to make a Black Velvet like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's ti ...more
It’s time to celebrate! What better way than with a bubbly brunch? You Will Need * Champagne * Orange juice * Peach nectar * Coffee * Tea * Food * Tables * Champagne flutes and juice glasses * Plates * Flatware * A coffee pot * A teapot * Coffee and tea cups * Chairs * Invitat ...more
Champagne or sparkling wine is a great treat during a celebration, but what if your champagne is a little dull? It may be flat… a little too old to savor the taste. But there is a remedy. If your champagne or sparkling wine has become flat, simply drop a few raisins into the b ...more
Want to make a Champagne Rita like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's ...more
Want to make a Hot Tub cocktail like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute' ...more
In this episode of "The Cocktail Spirit," Robert Hess mixes up a classic champagne cocktail and relates some cocktail history. You will need champagne, bitters, and lemon for garnish. Learn how to mix a champagne cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.
Chef Jason Hill tells us how to open a champagne bottle without much noise safely. Before opening the bottle make sure it is chilled to about 45 to 50 degrees. You can fill a bucket with half ice cubes and half chilled water and chill it for 30 minutes or you can refrigerate t ...more
Why it's called Basement, is a mystery. The drink itself is a bit of an oddity, but in a good way. Lemon liqueur, tequila, and champagne make up the Basement cocktail. Follow along with bartender Rene as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this drink. Watch this ...more
When a man does this he is known as a sabreur. Watch this video as this sabreur cuts a bottle of champagne open with a samurai sowrd.
The trick is to pop the cork with style and flair—and without creating a dangerous projectile. You will need a cold bottle of champagne, a towel, a bucket of ice water, and salt (table or rock). Tip: To speed up the chilling process, ass cold water and a little salt. Watch thi ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis on guitar. Start out with the chords E, A, D, G, B, and e. After this, you will have learned how to play the intro to the song. Once finished, you will play Asus2x0220, then Asus 2/g-302200. As you continue ...more
Learn how to open Champagne bottles without hurting yourself or others.
"Every good party, needs some champagne," says Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. In this tutorial hosted by Food & Wine, Padma along with Tom Colicchio (also from Top Chef) show us how to make raspberry champagne spritzers with some crushed strawberries, sorbet, and what else but c ...more
The loud pop and a flying cork are not the goals. This video from CHOW.com shows you how to open a bottle of bubbly without showering your guests or wasting the lovely contents of the bottle. You need to have a knife to cut off the foil. Cover with a towel to keep it safe. You ...more
The art drink pouring is something every bartender has mastered. But bartenders aren't the only ones required to have that perfect pouring touch. Caterers, waiters and waitresses need to know the precision of the pour when it comes time for refills. Check this video out to lea ...more
Love champagne but getting a little bored of having the same bottled stuff over and over again? Then kick up the flavor a notch or two by mixing this champagne-based drink. Made from champagne and orange juice, this tangy Sunshine Smile will surely put a smile on your face wh ...more
A twist on the mimosa, this recipe uses muddled raspberries instead of orange juice. In addition to the raspberries and champagne, you will also need some ice and a splash of St. Germain elderflower liquer. Pour into a tulip glass and enjoy! Make a raspberry champagne cocktail ...more
Champagne bottles, especially cheap champagne, can be complicated to open without making a mess. Learn how to open a bottle of champagne properly and how to mix a tasty cocktail drink with the champagne.
A champagne reception is a sweet and budget-friendly way to celebrate your day. Learn how to organize your own champagne reception with these great tips from www.projectwedding.com
Watch this video and learn that there is a lot to learn about Champagne. Gary Vaynerchuk explains how the US champagne market is dominated by some "not-so-great" champagnes and helps you figure out how to find a great one. He starts by introducing you to Brice Brut Premier Cru.
Entertaining expert Sebastien Centner demonstrates how to easily and elegantly open a bottle of champagne. This is often called sabering champagne and is the same technique used with bubbly wines like Prosecco.
Want to learn more about sparkling wine and champagne? Our expert sommelier, or trained wine professional, is here to teach you all about sparkling wine varieties and champagnes in this free wine video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Get tips on champagne & sparkling wine. Get t ...more
Have you ever wondered about the bubbles in Champagne? How about how to open the bottle, or how about that famous party trick of opening the Champagne bottle with a saber? Join The Classic Wines Minute as they answer these questions and more.
Are you a champagne lover? While the bubbly, airy light honey drink is delicious on its own, you can spice things up a little by pouring the drink into a cocktail of sorts. Check out this mixing video to learn how to shake up a London Style South Side Royale champagne cocktai ...more
Gary Vaynerchuk and the WLTV team have a lot to celebrate and today’s show uses some bubbles to do that! Watch as Gary helps you learn how to pick a good champagne (remember this means they have to be from FRANCE).
Bartender Gene shows you how to make a unique, healthy, ginger infused cocktail. Simmer 1/2 cup water, sliced, fresh ginger and sugar to make a ginger infused syrup. Remove from heat, let cool, then add 1/2 cup vodka and refrigerate. When your syrup is cool, strain out the gin ...more
this cocktail is called Lady Joy. Its a cocktail for new years eve parties. it is a blue colored cocktail which consists of lemon rum, blue curacao and champagne. First take a champagne glass and fill it up with 3 oz. of lemon rum. Then add another 3 oz. of blue curacao which ...more
Veggies can be, well, not the most appetizing foods to eat. Without adding tons of lard or oil and salt, all you really have is the raw vegetable taste, which many people don't find themselves drawn toward (that probably explains why french fries are our most commonly consumed ...more
Obama's inauguration may have been Tuesday, but why not party to the weekend. Here's a lesson in the Napoleonic art of Champagne sabrage. Grab a sword and an audience. Slide a sword down the body of the bottle to smash the glass lip of the bottle. The pressure of the cork's e ...more
This is a very brief video demonstrating the correct way to open a bottle of sparkling wine. Always make the bottle is well chilled and pointing away from people's faces. Pour you champagne and enjoy. You can learn more at http://www.wine-tastings-guide.com/ho... Cheers!
This brief video demonstrates how to use a Champagne saber to open a bottle of sparkling wine.
The Champagne Cocktail is a classic little recipe. Valentine's Day is on the way, perhaps this is something you can serve your loved on this February? If you're sick of basic cocktails, expand your knowledge. Watch this mixed drink recipe video to learn how to mix a champagne ...more
Champagne is a delightful drink, but sometimes it can get a little scary - especially when the corks go flying! Here is how you can correcly store both opened and unopened bottles of champagne, and the proper way to serve it. Properly open, serve and store champagne and sparkl ...more
The fruity nature of this drink makes it a good choice for a brunch cocktail, or any time you want something sweet and tangy. To make this drink, you need: 1/2 ounce bitter orange liquer (such as Aperol), ice, 1 ounce dry gin, 1/2 ounce elderflower liquer (such as St Germain), ...more
So you’ve got your bottle of bubbly chilling and you’re ready to celebrate. But before you get the party started, you have to face that dreaded moment…Here’s how to pop the cork without any catastrophes (or injuries for that matter)!“It’s actually quite simple, “ says Charles ...more
Watch how to remove a champagne cork with a sword (or sabre). This technique is known as Sabrage and was popular with Napoleon's cavalry. Open a champagne bottle with a sword. Click through to watch this video on playboy.com
So you've got your bottle of bubbly chilling and you're ready to celebrate. But before you get the party started, you have to face that dreaded moment... Here's how to pop the cork without any catastrophes (or injuries for that matter)!
Unless you like boxed wine, your wine bottles are going to either be sealed with a cork or a screw cap, the latter of which should not be frowned upon, especially if it's white wine. However, most wineries still prefer corks over screw caps, and that means you'll need a corksc ...more
Making your own alcohol at home sounds like fun, but it's a long, complicated, and sometimes expensive process. You need all sorts of equipment, and by the time you're finished, it's been a few weeks—even months. If you want to try home-brewing without all the hassle, one of ...more
As exciting as it can be to crack open a beer, there's nothing fun about wandering around a party and asking other partygoers for a bottle opener. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here are 10 crazy ways to get to drinking while impressing your friends with your ingenuity. ...more
When alcohol tastes bad, there's little you can do to save it—or so you think. While it might seem easier to toss your entire bottle of old, opened wine, or to give up and drink crappy vodka anyway, there are creative ways to turn a spoiled or just plain bad boozy beverage int ...more