Want to learn more about sparkling wine and champagne? Our expert sommelier, or trained wine professional, is here to teach you all about sparkling wine varieties and champagnes in this free wine video series.
Master mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the history and preparation of the French 75. The French 75 is a classic Sunday brunch drink which was created in New Orleans. This is a unique cocktail that uses gin and champagne as a base!
Nothing beats a Champagne tower for old-world elegance—so long as you construct it so it doesn’t fall down! Watch this video to learn how to build your own champagne tower. You will need:
"Every good party, needs some champagne," says Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. In this tutorial hosted by Food & Wine, Padma along with Tom Colicchio (also from Top Chef) show us how to make raspberry champagne spritzers with some crushed strawberries, sorbet, and what else but champagne.
This brief video demonstrates how to use a Champagne saber safely, to open a bottle of sparkling wine. Impress your friends at your next party with your champagne bottle sabering skills. You can use a champagne saber or any other heavy knife.
this cocktail is called Lady Joy. Its a cocktail for new years eve parties. it is a blue colored cocktail which consists of lemon rum, blue curacao and champagne. First take a champagne glass and fill it up with 3 oz. of lemon rum. Then add another 3 oz. of blue curacao which will give the drink a blue color and an orange flavor. Finally add champagne as to fill up the glass and top it up with some lemon zest. Its a more fancy option of serving drinks at your party.
Love champagne but getting a little bored of having the same bottled stuff over and over again? Then kick up the flavor a notch or two by mixing this champagne-based drink.
In this episode of "The Cocktail Spirit," Robert Hess mixes up a classic champagne cocktail and relates some cocktail history. You will need champagne, bitters, and lemon for garnish. Learn how to mix a champagne cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.
Watch this video and learn that there is a lot to learn about Champagne. Gary Vaynerchuk explains how the US champagne market is dominated by some "not-so-great" champagnes and helps you figure out how to find a great one. He starts by introducing you to Brice Brut Premier Cru.
The Champagne Cocktail is a classic little recipe. Valentine's Day is on the way, perhaps this is something you can serve your loved on this February?
The trick is to pop the cork with style and flair—and without creating a dangerous projectile. You will need a cold bottle of champagne, a towel, a bucket of ice water, and salt (table or rock). Tip: To speed up the chilling process, ass cold water and a little salt. Watch this video to learn how to open a bottle of champagne.
Not sure what to serve at your next cocktail party? Why not try a decadent champagne drink that can accompany any chocolate dessert? In this how-to video Lee twists a classic Champagne Cherry Nova. Everyone is sure to enjoy this Prosecco Champagne and cherry liqueur.
Are you a champagne lover? While the bubbly, airy light honey drink is delicious on its own, you can spice things up a little by pouring the drink into a cocktail of sorts.
Want to make a Champagne Rita like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.
Chef Jason Hill tells us how to open a champagne bottle without much noise safely. Before opening the bottle make sure it is chilled to about 45 to 50 degrees. You can fill a bucket with half ice cubes and half chilled water and chill it for 30 minutes or you can refrigerate the bottle for 3 hours .When the bottle is chill remove it and dry it with a towel and carefully remove the foil with the wired wood intact. Grab the neck of the bottle with your left hand and place your thumb over the co...
Entertaining expert Sebastien Centner demonstrates how to easily and elegantly open a bottle of champagne. This is often called sabering champagne and is the same technique used with bubbly wines like Prosecco.
Champagne bottles, especially cheap champagne, can be complicated to open without making a mess. Learn how to open a bottle of champagne properly and how to mix a tasty cocktail drink with the champagne.
Learn how to open Champagne bottles without hurting yourself or others.
Gary Vaynerchuk and the WLTV team have a lot to celebrate and today’s show uses some bubbles to do that! Watch as Gary helps you learn how to pick a good champagne (remember this means they have to be from FRANCE).
Champagne or sparkling wine is a great treat during a celebration, but what if your champagne is a little dull? It may be flat… a little too old to savor the taste. But there is a remedy. If your champagne or sparkling wine has become flat, simply drop a few raisins into the bottle to revive the bubbles. Cheers!
Having a cocktail party and not quite sure what champagne to serve up? Then watch this how to video to learn how to add a little Christmas cheer with a Moet Chandon champagne nectar on ice. For this drink recipe you will need the following ingredients: champagne and lemon zest.
Not sure what to serve at your next holiday party? Don't settle for just plain old champagne. In this how to video James makes a classic sparkling wine cocktail to accompany a praline chocolate. Watch as he livens up the Prosecco champagne with a hint of amaretto to bring out the flavors of the nutty praline.
Have you ever wondered about the bubbles in Champagne? How about how to open the bottle, or how about that famous party trick of opening the Champagne bottle with a saber? Join The Classic Wines Minute as they answer these questions and more.
Bartender Gene shows you how to make a unique, healthy, ginger infused cocktail. Simmer 1/2 cup water, sliced, fresh ginger and sugar to make a ginger infused syrup. Remove from heat, let cool, then add 1/2 cup vodka and refrigerate. When your syrup is cool, strain out the ginger and throw it away. Place candied ginger at the bottom of the glass and pour in about a tablespoon of the syrup. Top off with sparkling wine and serve. Follow these easy steps to create a celebratory, unique, good for...
Kick up the traditional Mimosa by adding a hint of raspberry liqueur. This bar instructor knows his stuff, so grab your orange juice and champagne and get ready for brunch.
Michelle Phan presents this tutorial video on caring for your skin with champagne. You can use less than a sip of your champagne as a detoxifying cleanser/ toner.
Mixologist Miguel Aranda wants to share his very simple recipe for Rose Water Champagne Cocktail in this video. He goes through each stage of the recipe including adding real rose petals to add more flavor and color to the Champagne Cocktail. You can use sparkling wine in place of the champagne if that is your preference and all of the ingredients are listed at the end of the video. By following these easy instructions you will have a great Rose Water Champagne Cocktail any time you need to a...
Have you ever seen someone open a champagne bottle with a sword? It's pretty impressive. If you're more of a beer-and-CD person than a champagne-saber person, you can do something almost equally impressive and very similar in technique by opening a beer bottle with a CD or DVD, and this video will show you how to do it.
This video shows you how to make a perfect Kir Royal. A drink for anytime of the day. You will need a flute glass(classic champagne glass), Creme De Cassis or Royal Chambord liqueur, sparkling wine or champagne(Spanish Cava champagne which is cheaper and better). Open the champagne by removing the foil, open the screw, hold the cork and twist the bottle until cork comes out. Put 1 ounce of Royal Cchambord in the champagne glass. Tilt the glass and pour the champagne into the glass leaving roo...
It’s time to celebrate! What better way than with a bubbly brunch? You Will Need
Captain Campbell james demonstrates how to open a bottle of champagne with merely a spoon. Requirements: A bottle of chilled champagne, champagne glasses, an ice bucket, a napkin, a pretty young lady to impress and poise.
Three simple ingredients make this champagne cocktail ideal for a New Years celebration. All you need is chilled champagne, vodka, a champagne flute, and a strawberry for garnish. This is a simple, delicious, classy New Year's cocktail. Enjoy your Elite Midnight Millionare.
Want to make a Blue Velvet like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.
One booze hack that's been making the rounds for years is that inserting a spoon by the handle in a champagne bottle's neck will preserve its carbonation. This is one of those tips that I wish were true. Champagne is a great thing to have around on a special occasion, and it seems a shame to pour any leftovers down the drain once its lost its fizz. While there's lots of anecdotal evidence surrounding this trick, Harold McGee and Stanford University chemist Richard Zare debunked this myth as d...
Champagne is great, rare champagne is even better in The Saboteur for the Xbox 360. Prove yourself and find the bottle in the second mission in Act 1: Bottle Shock. Luc needs antibiotics for his wounds. Luckily, Santos can provide them if you do him a favor. You'll need to steal back a bottle of champagne for him. Leave the new HQ and hop in a car. Now follow the GPS to the location of the champagne bottle. A pair of Gestapo agents will be guarding the front gate of the courtyard the bottle s...
Want to make a Black Velvet like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.
The loud pop and a flying cork are not the goals. This video from CHOW.com shows you how to open a bottle of bubbly without showering your guests or wasting the lovely contents of the bottle. You need to have a knife to cut off the foil. Cover with a towel to keep it safe. You don't want to pull the cork. You want to twist it for the faint hissing sound. No pops here!
Salad isn't everyone's first choice for a main dish, but when you try out this shrimp salad, you're sure to start making it your entrée instead of your side.
Unlike wine, you can't re-cork or stopper leftover bubbly after you've opened it, but all is not lost even if you haven't managed to finish every last drop. You can use your leftover champagne to make light-as-air crêpes or pancakes, to create a detox face mask, to cook seafood and rice, or to make dips and salad dressings.
My years in the restaurant business have taught me many things. Some of those things are best left unsaid and other things require a PhD in vulgarity, but the one thing I learned that I keep coming back to night after night is that you do not have to spend a lot of money to drink excellent wine. This is especially true of champagne...I'm sorry, sparkling wines.