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
How to Make a Champagne Bottle Out of Icing
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
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: .
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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)!
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
Bad news, guys. The shelf life for liquor leftovers does not apply to your two-buck chuck. While an opened bottle of your favorite whiskey will stay respectable for ages thanks to its high ABV (which makes it inhospitable to outside elements), an opened bottle of merlot will s ...more
Bellini is a classic cocktail consisting of peach juice and champagne, and it was invented in Venice… no, not California… Italy. It's a very refreshing drink, and Lynne will show you how to make it. Lynne had her first taste of a Bellini on her own personal trip to Venice, It ...more
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I'm all about safety in my life. I even put on safety goggles when someone opens a bottle of champagne—high life problems. But when it comes to driving, you have to be double safe, because the other drivers on the road may not have your safety in mind. We all know that smartp ...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
Have you ever seen someone open a champagne bottle with a sword? It's pretty impressive. If you're more of a beer-and-CD person than a champagne-saber person, you can do something almost equally impressive and very similar in technique by opening a beer bottle with a CD or DVD ...more
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
Want to give someone a bottle of wine as a gift? This video shows you how to choose the best bottle of wine, no matter what your gift budget is. Choose the best out of Champagne, Amarone, Bacchanal and Port wines. Choose a good bottle of wine to give as a gift. Click through t ...more
No baby shower is complete without a diaper cake, a gift that can also serve as a beautiful centerpiece. Here's how to make yours extra memorable. Step 1: Roll up diapers Begin rolling diapers, two at a time, holding them together in the center with a rubber band. Step 2: En ...more
Sometimes you just don't have a corkscrew, and there's really no other way to celebrate with a bottle of wine without one— or is there? If you're daring enough, you can try out this method of boiling the bottle of wine, which will create steam gas inside the wine bottle, causi ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use squeeze bottles to decorate cookies. Using a squeeze bottle is more easier than using pastry bag. This video reveals 3 sizes of squeeze bottles. There is an 8 oz, 2 oz and 3 oz. To get icing into a squeeze bottle, put the icing ...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
Champagne is great, rare champagne is even better in The Saboteur for the Xbox 360. Prove yourself and find the bottle in the second mission in Act 1: Bottle Shock. Luc needs antibiotics for his wounds. Luckily, Santos can provide them if you do him a favor. You'll need to ste ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make tequila cake with edible puke. This is a great cake to make for a college graduation. You will make the bottle by using Rice Krispies that are shaped into the bottle. Place fondant over the bottle and color it into the right colors. Place ...more
Alcohol can be the most expensive party supply item. Follow these guidelines so you won't run out or spend more than necessary. You Will Need * A plan * A head count * A budget * A calculator WARNING: Don’t drink unless you’re of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a shimmer mist mixture for cards. Begin by filling a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. Now add about 1/2 tsp-tbsp of Champagne Mist shimmer paint into the spray bottle and shake it to mix it. Users can also use frost whi ...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
This video shows you how to make a perfect Kir Royal. A drink for anytime of the day. You will need a flute glass(classic champagne glass), Creme De Cassis or Royal Chambord liqueur, sparkling wine or champagne(Spanish Cava champagne which is cheaper and better). Open the cham ...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
Bros Icing Bros is a new Internet phenomenon/drinking game that men are playing on each other across the country. In this clip, learn all about the rules of Icing a Bro and how to do it right. Icing basically consists of surprising a friend (or "bro") with a bottle of Smirnof ...more
This daring docu-drama explores the esoteric underground of hard-cider brewing. This fast paced thriller is sure to captivate the mind, and leave you on the edge of your seat. OK, it's just a video shot with a 3mp Cannon digital camera on video mode and edited with some lousy ...more
This brief video demonstrates how to use a Champagne saber to open a bottle of sparkling wine.
See how to open a bottle of champagne with a kitchen knife, a wine bottle with a ribbon, and a bottle of beer with a paper note! Watch the video below for the full instructions, or hit up the brief guide below. Don't Miss: 5 Surefire Tricks to Getting a Free Drink at the Bar ...more
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
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
Video: . Step by Step Video Step 1: Ingredients Needed You will need the following: 2.5 Cups of Flour 3/4 of Sugar 1/4 tsp of Salt 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp. 2 tsps of Vanilla Extract 2 Tbs cream cheese, room temp, Royal icing Bottle Cap Straw Step 2: Mixing Mix to ...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
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
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
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
Ah, the joys of bottomless brunch. Paying a flat rate for endless mimosas while having a long gossip over eggs Benedict is exactly how many of us love to spend our Saturdays. However, in practice, this isn't the sophisticated affair we all like to imagine. After refill number ...more
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
Sangria... the elixir of summer. When properly prepared, there are few things more refreshing and magical. If you're looking for a way to mix things up and "get out of the bottle," try one of these lovely libations before the warm weather ends: peach-mango sangria, pineapple-b ...more
In this video Dave Spencer shows you how to make soda bottles explode using dry ice. You will need dry ice pellets plastic soda pop bottles , and gloves (dry ice can be held in your hands but should be kept moving and not held up too long as it can cause severe frost bite). Th ...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.
We love a good bowl of punch just as much as the next partygoer. But you don't want to be the one to make his or her way to the bowl after all the ice melts and turns that beautiful beverage into a watery wasteland. Don't Miss: Turn Fruit Juice into Cheap Homemade Booze Luc ...more
All day I dream of eggs: scrambled, poached, over easy, hard-boiled, fried, baked, raw... Okay, the last one is a joke (unless you're Gaston, which means that you eat five dozen of them and you're roughly the size of a barge). But eggs are freaking good in just about any cooki ...more
Fight me all you want, but it ain't a party without alcohol—whether it's a Halloween party, Christmas party, dinner party, or even a damn wedding. (If you think that people will stick around after dinner for a dry wedding, then you're sorely mistaken.) And while we'd all love ...more
Whether you're a seasoned wine drinker or just beginning to explore the wondrous world of fermented grapes, finding fantastic wine on a budget isn't as difficult as one may think. With these 8 tips, you'll see how and why you need not shell out $45 to get a great-tasting, high ...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
Learn how to open Champagne bottles without hurting yourself or others.
If you love the idea of bacon-infused bourbon, then you'll love this Bloody Mary cocktail drink. This Bloody Mary strays from its usual main ingredient of vodka with a smoky, rich, bacon-flavored bourbon. Aaron Butler, bar manager at Russell House Tavern puts his own creative ...more
Named after a sweet variety of orange, make this cocktail the next time you're asked for something fruity. The Valencia requires: 2 ounces apricot brandy, 1 ounce fresh orange juice, 3 dashes orange bitters, chilled champagne or sparkling wine, ice cubes and an orange twist to ...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
Absinthe and caviar have extremely strong, distinctive flavors that many folks can't handle easily on their own, but adrenaline rush connoisseurs will get a kick out of the recipe presented in this video. Combining absinthe with caviar, you'll make a distinctive tasting caviar ...more
You've got the basic recipe. Now learn all the different ways you can decorate those holiday sugar cookies like a pro. You will need: specialty decorating items sugar cookie dough cookie cutters cookie sheets currants, chopped nuts, assorted candy eggs food coloring liquid an ...more