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Champagne Q - BarbaraS - 01-13-2009

Hello All!!

Okay, I'm old. Can't stay up until midnight anymore.

So we chilled a bottle of Moet Imperial for New year's Eve and, yep, you guessed it, I was in bed before midnight.

Well it's still in the fridge, unopened. Is it still okay? Is there some rule (besides personal) that a bottle of champers has to be consumed by such-and-such a time after you've chilled it?

Have I committed the innocent bottle to champagne suicide??


Re: Champagne Q - HomeCulinarian - 01-13-2009

I was told that it just needs to stay chilled. It's not good for it to change temps...

I'm sure the other wine-o(ficionados) will be along with answers!

Re: Champagne Q - BarbaraS - 01-13-2009

Thanks!! Kinda figured about the temp part. I'm just hoping that I'm not "bruising" the grapes or whatever.

Heck, maybe this NFC Sunday I'll be popping the cork!!


Re: Champagne Q - chef_Tab - 01-13-2009

there is no maybe Barbara! The Eagles will win.

Re: Champagne Q - Gourmet_Mom - 01-13-2009

Barbara, I have been told it will hold quite a while. I'd pop that cork Sunday and have a blast! You may want to make the cranberry syrup for the Ruby Slippers, they are sooooooo good!

Re: Champagne Q - cjs - 01-14-2009

We've always been under the impression that champagne should not be continually chilled. Better to remove if you change your mind and the slowness of the un-chilling will not affect the flavor. It's sudden temperature changes that affect wines.

Re: Champagne Q - Gourmet_Mom - 01-14-2009

Never heard that...thanks Jean!

Re: Champagne Q - carolekv - 01-15-2009

Wow, me either, but that explains some not so great champagne I've had from our cooler. Anyway, my solution to not keeping champagne too long is to make a half and half mix of champagne and some cranberry/pomegranate/some other juice. It's so good and a bit less over the top for a regular night's cocktail. And hubby will drink those, but champagne alone is a bit much for him. Plus they're red and so pretty - perfect Valentine's day drink, I say!

Re: Champagne Q - farnfam - 01-15-2009

OOOh carolekv, what a great idea!!! I'd been wanting a special, sparkly, drink for Valentine celebrating. Our anniversary is the 14, but celebrate as many times that month as we can fit in!!!!! This is for sure a got to try.

Re: Champagne Q - Gourmet_Mom - 01-15-2009

Carole and Cis...have you tried the Ruby Sippers? We LOVE those. I've been keeping cranberries since Christmas just to make some when the mood strikes. It will DEFINITELY be on the Valentine's menu. William likes it better than I do!