Champagne, err, Sparkling Wine, in other than glass bottles

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Champagne, err, Sparkling Wine, in other than glass bottles

Post by ilmarinen » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:02 am

I've heard rumors of it in plastic. So far only found it in single-serving plastic bottles.

Any hints/leads/suggestions?

Glass is such a pain for hauling in and out. Etc.

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Post by fenwick » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:08 am

Champagne in plastic??

I doubt the process that makes the champagne a champagne can occur in anything other then glass.

consider plastic champagne glasses? Party stores should have these items - or "google" plastic champagne glasses or flutes.

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Post by ilmarinen » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:32 am

Naw, it's totally doable. It's strictly marketing keeping it in glass. Same with wine-in-a-bag-n-box, etc.

Like I say, *have* found mini-servings in plastic. But those aren't a good choice (environmentally, cost, nor convenience).

Plastic has its downsides, but the savings in shipping alone make it more economically and environmentally sound for beverages than glass. (Especially as little to no glass is being reused, typical best case is recycling.)

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[quote="fenwick"]Champagne in plastic??

I doubt the process that makes the champagne a champagne can occur in anything other then glass.

consider plastic champagne glasses? Party stores should have these items - or "google" [b]plastic champagne glasses or flutes[/b].[/quote]
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Post by apples » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:19 pm

"sofia" comes in single serving pink aluminum cans.

i think neibaum-coppola makes it, it's named for sofia coppola.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:40 pm

ilmarinen wrote: Plastic has its downsides, but the savings in shipping alone make it more economically and environmentally sound for beverages than glass.
Since fine wines are definately being marketed to people who don't have to worry about the--no that's not right. The cost of shipping is pretty minor to the price of a bottle of champagne.
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Post by DoriumLux » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:25 am

Yeah, Sofia is definitely in a can but I have yet to see it at any stores.

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Post by apples » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:53 pm

bevmo in oakland has it, or had it a year ago.
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Post by Rocket75377 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:15 pm

I work at a health food store in southwest Michigan, and we carry it. Cute little four-packs.
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Post by ilmarinen » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:40 am

Now, a bunch of cheapo sparkling wine in 40s, that'd be more the speed of what I'm looking for here.

Thanks tho!

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Rocket75377 wrote:I work at a health food store in southwest Michigan, and we carry it. Cute little four-packs.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:58 am

We avoid glass bottles because they can break easily and create a very unfriendly sort of MOOP - jagged shards!
But champagne bottles do not break easily. I think you'd be safe to go with glass bottles for sparkling wine.

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Post by apples » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:35 am

You could put dry ice into glasses of boxed wine! That'd make it kinda fizzy, right: :wink:
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:51 pm

In the Méthode Champenoise, the wine must be frozrn in the bottle:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9thode_champenoise

Check to make sure you have Champagne, not Realpagne.

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