Re: Deteriorating champagne?

> A relative has a bottle of inexpensive champagne (Charles > Courbet) which has been stored in a kitchen cupboard for 3-4 > years. Is it likely to have deteriorated Definjitely yes. > to the extent of being undrinkable? That very much depends on the definition of "undrinkable". While it seriously will be way over the hill (and won't deliver much pleasure), it certainly won't be toxic. > She was considering giving to someone as a present but doesn't > want to risk giving offence if it's no good. I'd refrain from doing this. > Neither of us know much about alcohol.
"Alcohol" - at least here in Europe - normally would refer to destillates, which wine is not.
M.
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Michael Pronay
I guess you will not die but drinking ......... Maybe to get drunk by administering this intraveneous, so you do have to taste it ? Gr. Th Winer > A relative has a bottle of inexpensive champagne (Charles Courbet) which has > been stored in a kitchen cupboard for 3-4 years. Is it likely to have > deteriorated to the extent of being undrinkable? She was considering giving > to someone as a present but doesn't want to risk giving offence if it's no > good. Neither of us know much about alcohol. > > TIA, > Paul A
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TheWiner
In article , me@privacy.net says... > >> A relative has a bottle of inexpensive champagne (Charles >> Courbet) which has been stored in a kitchen cupboard for 3-4 >> years. Is it likely to have deteriorated > >Definjitely yes. > >> to the extent of being undrinkable? > >That very much depends on the definition of "undrinkable". While >it seriously will be way over the hill (and won't deliver much >pleasure), it certainly won't be toxic. > >> She was considering giving to someone as a present but doesn't >> want to risk giving offence if it's no good. > >I'd refrain from doing this. > > >M.
Ok -- thanks for this. I'll tell her to buy a new bottle and tip the old one down the sink!
Cheers, Paul A
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Paul A
> >Oh don't do that. Buy another bottle for the gift, but don't >throw away the first. Despite what any "expert" thinks, wines >that should be over the hill sometimes turn out to be drinkable. >I wouldn't throw anything away without first tasting it. It >certainly won't be poisonous.
Concur. It's too iffy to be given as a gift, but it might just be perfectly fine! Taste it to see!
Dimitri
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D. Gerasimatos
In article , dim@soda.csua.berkeley.edu says... > >In article , X-No-archive: Yes >> >>Oh don't do that. Buy another bottle for the gift, but don't >>throw away the first. Despite what any "expert" thinks, wines >>that should be over the hill sometimes turn out to be drinkable. >>I wouldn't throw anything away without first tasting it. It >>certainly won't be poisonous. > > >Concur. It's too iffy to be given as a gift, but it might just be perfectly >fine! Taste it to see! > > >Dimitri >
Thanks, both, but neither of us drink!
Cheers (!), Paul A
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Paul A
> In article , dim@soda.csua.berkeley.edu > says... > > > >In article , > X-No-archive: Yes > >> > >>Oh don't do that. Buy another bottle for the gift, but don't > >>throw away the first. Despite what any "expert" thinks, wines > >>that should be over the hill sometimes turn out to be drinkable. > >>I wouldn't throw anything away without first tasting it. It > >>certainly won't be poisonous. > > > > > >Concur. It's too iffy to be given as a gift, but it might just be perfectly > >fine! Taste it to see! > > > > > >Dimitri > > > > Thanks, both, but neither of us drink!
Then give it to someone who does--not as a valued gift, but as something to try before being thrown away. I certainly wouldn't be insulted if someone gave me something like that, with a warning that it might not be very good.
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