Before you toast the New Year, review these EyeSmart tips on how to safely open a bottle of champagne.
Flying champagne corks are powerful enough to shatter glass and cause serious, blinding eye injuries, according to EyeSmart. Their video demonstrates how to properly open a champagne bottle. For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into your inbox each morning? Learn more about our daily newsletter.
Celebrating New Years with the finest (and maybe cheapest) champagne.
It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition: Toasting out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new with a glass (or two) of champagne or sparkling wine. With so many sparkling wines to choose from, picking the best bottle can be daunting. Prices for sparkling wine range from less than $10 to more than $500 per bottle. Keep in mind that while you usually get what you pay for, there are some great options for those of us on a budget. Large “negociant” champagne houses that purchase much of their fruit, such as Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Roederer, Taittinger, Perrier Jouet and Nicolas Feuillatte, dominate the market. In case you’re wondering what the difference is: Champagne comes from the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine is bubbly from other parts of …