Indian Head Park car service from Midway .. Chicago Drug testing

How To Open Champagne

I manage a highly regarded web community for corporate flight attendants and the subjects we discuss on our forum include: how to get hired, appropriate business attire, taxes and accounting, safety issues, and food service. The latter category can, at times, be a real hot button issue with opinions divurging and colliding frequently, even on the simplest matters. You see, corporate flight attendants really want to do everything perfectly -- the first time and every time -- as their passengers [clientele] include some of the most influential people in the world.

One such issue we've tackled over our forum's history has been the proper way to open champagne. Fortunately, we found the following tips by Dan Saltzstein in his piece[1] titled, Opening the Bottle. To give full credit to Mr. Saltzstein his tips are shared verbatim:

? Cut the foil (or "capsule") covering the cork, just below the bottom lip of the bottle's neck, and peel it off. Wipe the lip of the bottle.

? Insert the point of the screw into the cork, slightly off-center.

? Twist the screw all the way into the cork (don't go half-way or you're likely to end up with half a cork).

? Anchor the cork screw's lever (the little notch at the tip of the bottle opener) on the lip of the bottle, hold the neck of the bottle with one hand and lift the corkscrew with the other.

? Pull the cork, twisting gently.

Mr. Saltzstein also stressed that "having a towel handy in order to wipe off any accumulated moisture" was a good idea.

Thus, the veil of secrecy surrounding the methodology of opening champagne has been successfully demystified. Our community of corporate flight attendants can now turn our attention to other weighty matters.

[1] Saltzstein, Dan. Opening The Bottle, (The New York Times, September 30, 2002)

Matthew Keegan is the owner of a successful article writing, web design, and marketing business based in North Carolina, USA. He manages several sites including the Corporate Flight Attendant Community and the Aviation Employment Board. Please visit The Article Writer to review selections from his portfolio.

In The News:

A new radar survey of King Tutankhamun’s tomb has reportedly found evidence of a hidden chamber that has revived talk about Queen Nefertiti’s final resting place.
A rare double star system has been spotted in the Milky Way.
A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth.
Archaeologists have discovered 83 graves from ancient Egypt, but the human remains weren't interred in sarcophagi, as is often the case. Rather, the deceased were buried in clay coffins, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. 
A self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground, a colleague and a witness said.
A frozen bird found in the Siberian permafrost is a 46,000-year-old lark, scientists have revealed.
Stunning artifacts have been recovered from the wreck of HMS Erebus, one of two 19th-century Royal Navy ships involved in a doomed expedition to locate the Northwest Passage.
The new moon is the first lunar phase, which leaves Earth’s natural satellite in shadow.
The next new moon will occur on Feb. 23. Here is what you need to know.
The largest planet in the Solar System, Jupiter has a treasure trove of information for astronomers to research and observe. A new study states that the gas giant also contains water in its atmosphere.

Australian Wines

Australia's wine industry has boomed in the past ten years.... Read More

Counting Carbs With Wine

The recent health claims that wines have antioxidants... Read More

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is... Read More

Tasting Wine

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to... Read More

Guide To Tasting Wine

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn.... Read More

The Harmony between Wine and Food

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in... Read More

An Idiots Guide To Wine Tasting

Have you ever seen those stiff upper-lipped types doing a... Read More

Wine, Wine, Wine

What in the world is up!Was there a full moon... Read More

Beer and The Commodities Market

Most branded products and agricultural products are not commodities. However... Read More

The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America

The history of wine consumption in America has been frought... Read More

Explore the U.S. Wine Trails

Follow a Local Wine Trail to Discover the Secrets of... Read More

DWI and Blood Alcohol Concentration: What does it mean?

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the relationship between the amount... Read More

Alchoholism, A Major Diesease?

Alcoholism can be given a lot of definitions and all... Read More

Whisky Syndicates

Whisky syndicates are groups of private owners and many have... Read More

Merlot Wine

Merlot wine is a rich, soft wine with the flavor... Read More

Riesling Wine

The most famous cool climates for Riesling wine are in... Read More

Australia Is More Than Jacobs Creek

The Jacobs Creek Brand of wines have taken the world... Read More

Who Made the First Wine Anyway?

Although details are understandably sketchy, it is believed that, around... Read More

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape responsible for the wines of... Read More

Using Cooking Wine

Cooking wine is sort of a holdover from prohibition. People... Read More

If You Plan On Drinking, Do These Critical Things Before You Leave The House

Buy a BreathalyzerA Breathalyzer is a portable hand-held device in... Read More

Champagne

Champagne is without question the finest sparkling wine made in... Read More

Gewurztraminer Wine

Gewurztraminer is an excellent and unique grape variety that is... Read More

Choosing a Wine Gift Basket

During the holiday season, most of us are in a... Read More

The Truth About Red Wine and Heart Disease

Red Wine, Heart Disease, Hungry Sharks and Knights in Shining... Read More

split level addition before and after small bathroom addition ..