The holiday season might be over, but the events and parties definitely are not. You most likely have a few events coming up, and some of those events might be hosted by none other than yourself.
If you love having champagne at parties, then you would want to make sure that you will do everything right when buying and serving it. Make sure to keep these things in mind before having the delivery guy send champagne to your door.
Don’t Just Go with the Expensive Ones
You might only have the most expensive and well-known champagne brand names on your to-buy list, but this should not be the case. There is a lot more to a bottle of champagne than just its brand name and price tag, so make sure to choose the right one.
The way to find the right champagne to buy is by looking at its vintage date. The longer it has been fermented and aged, the better. Some expensive brand names usually don’t let their champagne ferment that long, taking the “real experience” away from you.
Never Store it in the Refrigerator
You’ll be surprised to know that a huge percentage of champagne drinkers actually put their bottles inside the refrigerator. Doing so will make the bubble lose its “spirit” and it will most likely taste bland the moment you open or reopen it.
Sure, three to four days inside the refrigerator is fine, but anything longer than that will make the bottle go bad. Not bad as in it would not be drinkable, but bad in a sense that picky champagne drinkers would not be able to tolerate and enjoy it. Just keep it somewhere that has a room temperature and make sure not to leave leftovers on for too long.
Don’t Just Open it Up
You most probably know this by now, especially if you have been a champagne drinker for a while. However, we are still including this here since a lot of people tend to forget that champagne bottles hold a lot of pressure on them.
When opening a champagne bottle and taking out its cork, you would want to make sure that you would not damage any furniture or hurt a person around you. Direct it towards a blank space and make sure that you are prepared for the cork to fly at about 25 miles per hour.
Never Serve Champagne with Chocolate
You might think that serving champagne with chocolates is a good idea, especially since a lot of champagne companies and ads lead you to believe this. However, serving chocolates with champagne is not a good idea.
Champagnes are naturally acidic, and when you mix acid with chocolates, the end result is not that good. The chocolate will most likely end up tasting bitter. If you are not a fan of dark chocolate, then you most likely would not enjoy this pairing. If you are serving food with your champagne, then serve it with these types of food to win your guests’ hearts.
Most parties won’t be complete without alcoholic drinks so make sure you know your champagne well.