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Champagne, or something like it

Posted by Richard on December 31, 2019

Happy New Year’s Eve! Planning on celebrating with some bubbly tonight? Here’s a marvelous ditty from the musical Gigi to get you in the mood:

[YouTube link]

(Yes, I’m a politically incorrect, toxically masculine, cis-hetero gun nut who also happens to like good musicals. Wanna make something of it?)

There are many sparkling wines. But by decree of the French government (a.k.a. cheese-eating surrender monkeys), only sparkling wines bottled in or near the Champagne region of France may be called champagne. And you pay a premium price for that appellation.

So here’s a pro tip: you can get an Italian prosecco sparkling wine of similar quality for a fraction of what you pay for a bottle of champagne. There are also plenty of California sparkling wines. The good ones are probably similar in price to a good prosecco.

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5 Responses to “Champagne, or something like it”

  1. Jan Duncan said


  2. Richard Shultz said

    “I’m a politically incorrect, toxically masculine, cis-hetero gun nut” Outstanding! I’m glad there are still a few of us scattered about :=) Of course you own more guns than I do, but that’s just because you have more money :=) LOL!

    • Richard said

      Rick, I suppose I do have more money than you. But if I keep buying guns, that may change! 😉

      Anyway, the year is starting out well for the world, with the pulverization of Soleimani (or Suleymani, or however you want to spell it). Hope it’s starting out well for you too.

  3. Richard Shultz said

    Well the year could be a lot better for me my heath problems suck but you’re right we’re well rid of Soleimani, or however the hell you spell it. :=)

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