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The safest way to open a bottle of champagne

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

We all savour the sound of a champagne cork popping. But those of us too squeamish to open the bottle for fear of a fast-flying cork might be onto something.

For the American Academy of Ophthalmology has warned that adults who incorrectly open bubbly bottles are in real danger of poking their eyes out.

http://www.dailymail...eave-blind.html

Have a happy and safe new year everyone!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

The safest way to avoid a cork popping in your face is to leave it shut. Champagne is nasty! :passifier:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

I like a good bubbly. Champagne is not usually my top choice.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

I avoid personal injury from flying champagne corks by getting the butler to open the bottles!

Edited by ealdwita, 31 December 2012 - 05:05 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 31 December 2012 - 04:28 PM, said:

We all savour the sound of a champagne cork popping. But those of us too squeamish to open the bottle for fear of a fast-flying cork might be onto something.

For the American Academy of Ophthalmology has warned that adults who incorrectly open bubbly bottles are in real danger of poking their eyes out.

http://www.dailymail...eave-blind.html

Have a happy and safe new year everyone!
Hmm interesting!! New ways of opening a bottle of champagne are always welcome!! :yes:
Wish you a Happy New Year!!!

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να σε κάνουν να θέλεις να ζήσεις.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

I avoid the champagne corks by buying whiskey instead. Just got to twist it open, pour some in ice (and coke if you prefer), and sit back to enjoy.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 31 December 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

The safest way to avoid a cork popping in your face is to leave it shut. Champagne is nasty! :passifier:
The article isn't just about Champagne. In the video it mentions any sparkling wine.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

I've dented the ceiling . I got a lovely sparkling Italian Moscato this year .Nom

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

View Postealdwita, on 31 December 2012 - 05:04 PM, said:

I avoid personal injury from flying champagne corks by getting the butler to open the bottles!

You have a butler!! All I have are safety goggles. They're essential in my kitchen.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

View PostLcvec, on 03 January 2013 - 04:20 AM, said:

You have a butler!! All I have are safety goggles. They're essential in my kitchen.

And in mine! All my kitchen staff - cook, scullery maid, cook's maid, under-butler and wine-waiter have to wear them when Champers is being opened!

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