Monthly Archives: July 2017

Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Refrigerating Your Champagne

If you?re like us, drinking Champagne is easy to do. But if you?re also like us, you?ve probably been storing your Champagne all wrong. 

During a recent taste testing for Moët & Chandon?s new sparkling Champagne, Ice Impérial Rosé, winemaker Marie-Christine Osselin told HuffPost an interesting fact about keeping your bubbly in the fridge for too long. 

?If you?re planning to enjoy your bottle of Champagne (or sparkling wine) within 3 to 4 days of the purchase, it is fine to store the bottle in the refrigerator,? Osselin said. But only keep it in the fridge for a few days, or else the bubbly will begin to change. 

?If it sits in the fridge for weeks, the cork can dry out due to no humidity,? she said. ?As corks dry out, the seal between the bottle and the cork loosen up and the Champagne will oxidize faster, changing its aromas.? 

Instead, Osselin suggests storing all types of sparkling wine (whether it?s Champagne, prosecco, cava, etc.) in a cool place, away from light with a consistent temperature, until you are ready to drink it. That could mean a cellar or a wine rack, if you have enough space. 

When it comes time to pop that bubbly, Osselin also gave few pointers on the best way to chill it (and sip it!). 

The best way to chill your bottle is to fill an ice bucket with ice and one-third water, allowing the bottle to cool for 15 to 20 minutes, she said. ?When serving, you should only fill your glass about one-third of the full way and hold your glass by the stem ? otherwise the Champagne can warm too quickly.? 

Cheers! 

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ABC Turning ‘The Little Mermaid’ Into A Live Musical With ‘Cutting-Edge’ Technology

Just when you thought you?d seen enough live TV musical reboots, ABC is diving head first into the sea with one of its own. 

On Tuesday, the network announced it will be turning the Disney classic ?The Little Mermaid? into a live TV musical, following in the footsteps of Fox and NBC who brought us productions like ?Grease Live? and ?Hairspray Live,? respectively.

The two-hour event, officially titled, ?The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!? will merge the 1989 animated film with live musical performances, which the network claims will include ?cutting-edge? technology, according to a statement obtained by TVLine. The project will be a live-action/animation hybrid that?s never been seen before, E! News reports. 

As of now, no casting announcements have been made, but we do know the production will feature the Oscar-winning songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. 

A slew of other live musicals are also headed to TV for the 2017?2018 season, including NBC?s ?Bye, Bye Birdie? and ?Jesus Christ Superstar,? and Fox?s ?A Christmas Story? and ?Rent.? Disney is also working on a live-action adaptation of ?Little Mermaid? with the help of Lin-Manuel Miranda, but no word on its release date.

It?s going to be a musical year, that?s for sure. 

?The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!? airs on ABC on Oct. 3. 

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