Monday, December 04, 2006

Bubbles Wine

Nomad, my only known blogging friend in France, mentioned in my Drinking Primer post that she likes "bubbles wine." "Bubbles wine" makes me think of Champagne and, if you will indulge me for a moment, I promise not to write any more alcohol related posts this week.

I hate the taste of Champagne.

I hate the headache of Champagne.

I hate the bubbles of Champagne.

I hate drinks that contain Champagne.

On New Year's Eve when everyone gets that little tiny plastic flute of Champagne (I go to only the classiest of New Year's Eve parties), I quickly follow my Champagne toast with a great big swallow of any of the 2,969 adult beverages I do like.
At my little sister's wedding, they toasted with Cuervo Gold rather than Champagne. Like I said, we're a classy bunch.


NOMAD said...


you can't drink proper champagne in plastic glasses !

The champagne which gives you head-aches, is supposely added with chemical stuffs, the real good ones are natural, dry (not sweet) but expensive, for they need more manual and long work

Laurie said...

Nomad - I think I see my problem. You almost make me want to give it another try but with some good stuff in a fancy glass.

La Sirena said...

I'm willing to try the good stuff in fancy glasses, because the cheap crap in the plastic flutes gives me an instantaneous headache, too.

Tequila is much better. I think your family exhibits good taste.

Grimm said...

I haven't reached the point in my life where I can drink good stuff in fancy glasses without thinking, "Good Lord, how much did that sip just cost?"

Ah well, maybe in another 10 years I will feel comfortable in my financial (un)stability.

Jack said...

I don't like pina coladas,
Or getting caught in the rain.
I'm not much into health food,
But I do like champaigne.

Laurie said...

La Sirena - You may party with my delightfully tasteful family any time.

Grimm - To quote Booger on Revenge of the Nerds, "Every once in a while you just have to say, 'What the f*ck."

Jack - Yeah, but I bet you know all about the good stuff.

Sylvana said...

My husband and I have a tradition of buying Ballatore Gran Spumante, storing it in the back of our refrigerator for two years, then breaking it out for a special occasion. Something happens to it in the dark, cold recesses of our fridge that make it absolutely nummy. That's our champagne.

On a similar note, if you take apple juice and store it in a pitcher toward the back of your fridge for a few weeks, that's pretty nummy too. An old trick I learned while working daycare.

Anonymous said...

On a similar note, if you take a couple gallons of fruit juice and mix it with a whole bunch of sugar in the toilet, something happens that makes it absolutely numbing. An old trick I learned in the joint.

Laurie said...

Sylvana - Hmmmm, I wonder if that also works for those jars of whatever that is in the very back of my fridge.

Anonymous - That sounds like a lovely punch for my Christmas guests this year. Will my Ty-d-bol with bleach and blue stuff affect the quality?

Marinade Dave said...

I hate the taste of Champagne, too. Whenever a toast comes up, I graciously and quietly tell the host to not waste any of it on me. I then ask for ginger ale. In the glass, you can't see the difference.

Laurie said...

Marinade Dave - That sounds like a good tactic. Waste not, want not.

TexasGal said...

So, no Champagne Brunches for you, huh? I was checking them out online for over here and there is one at Paulaner Brauhaus which serves free flow beer instead of champagne along with German Food. Sounded kinda fun and different.

Sudiegirl said...

A yummy, non-alcohol (god forbid) alternative to champagne is sparkling cider. I highly recommend it.

Laurie said...

Texas Gal - I love fun AND different.

Sudie Girl - Another good idea.