1) Putting on the style
Big is better
A bottle of champagne only contains about 6 glassfuls, so it doesn’t need many people to finish the bottle. If you’re throwing a party you’re going to need a lot more than 1 lonely bottle, so why not buy magnums instead?
A magnum is a double bottle and although it’s usually a little bit more expensive than buying 2 bottles, there are a couple of very good reasons to go for magnums:
First there’s the wine itself.
Part of the ageing process for champagne involves the interaction between the air in the neck of the bottle and the wine that fills most of the bottle.
In a magnum you have twice as much liquid as in a bottle but only a little bit more air, so the whole ageing process is slowed down.
That means magnums spend longer in the champagne-maker’s cellar and this extra ageing means the flavours and aromas are always that little bit richer, rounder and more complex – try it and I’m sure you’ll notice the difference.
Second, magnums look so much more impressive and will really add a bit of fun and elegance to your party. I guarantee that the slight extra cost of magnums is well worth it.
(photo courtesy of Michel Jolyot)
Look out for more tips in fothcoming blog posts
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