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To open a bottle of Moet champagne bought 2 years ago in case it goes off?

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WinterSnow Fri 24-Jun-11 18:04:14

I really fancy a drink tonight but have no wine in the house apart from a bottle or moet given as a wedding present 2 years ago, do you think I should open it because I can't be bothered to go to the shop incase it goes off?

Goblinchild Fri 24-Jun-11 18:05:41

Absolutely, champagne is for drinking as often as possible. Unless you are in a grumpy mood, in which case don't waste it.

Flisspaps Fri 24-Jun-11 18:06:17

YANBU. Don't save it for best, enjoy it tonight.

balloonballs Fri 24-Jun-11 18:06:49

Seems the only sensible thing to do. Bit worried that you have to ask to be honest. Do you not know how dangerous out of date champagne can be????

Think of the kiddies and get drinking quick!

Waswondering Fri 24-Jun-11 18:07:26

Is there anything you can celebrate tonight to make it an occasion? For example, it's Friday. It's a week till July. It's the 24th of June. Lots of reasons!

Flisspaps Fri 24-Jun-11 18:08:28

I graduate tomorrow, celebrate that for me. We only have a bottle of Kopparberg cider in the house sad

Gooseberrybushes Fri 24-Jun-11 18:09:43

grin very sensible

PinkSchmoo Fri 24-Jun-11 18:10:15

Can I come round? YAsoNBU.

TheKidsAreAllWrong Fri 24-Jun-11 18:11:09

When I was orn my GPs bought a bottle of champagne to open on my 18th. The week before my 18th it exploded and blinded their sleeping king charles.
There's a moral in that.
Drink the champagne.
And let sleeping dogs lie.

TheKidsAreAllWrong Fri 24-Jun-11 18:11:23

born not orn blush

TalkinPeace2 Fri 24-Jun-11 18:16:08

ALWAYS have a bottle of champagne in the house.
You never know when you'll need to think up the reason to drink it.

Moet.
Pop it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
THen settle down with your favourite CD on Loud,
and enjoy
its the best because it tastes nice, not cos it looks pretty on the shelf

WhoAteMySnickers Fri 24-Jun-11 18:16:25

YANBU. Open it, drink it, enjoy!

catgirl1976 Fri 24-Jun-11 18:17:56

Drink it! That's what its there for and life is too short - enjoy!

CHOOGIRL Fri 24-Jun-11 18:19:57

Drink it. Non vintage doesn't really keep. Get your nice glasses out

DisparateSpousewife Fri 24-Jun-11 18:21:46

If it is non vintage drink it or it really will go off.

pirateparty Fri 24-Jun-11 18:22:21

Absolutely seriously if it is a 'standard' off the shelf bottle then it is intended to have a relatively short half life - I think 2 years would be maximum so you actually need to drink it! smile

pirateparty Fri 24-Jun-11 18:23:04

Cross-posted!

SixtyFootDoll Fri 24-Jun-11 18:23:23

Oh yes it might go off grin best you drink it!

SixtyFootDoll Fri 24-Jun-11 18:23:59

Lol at kids story.
Poor dog.

WinterSnow Fri 24-Jun-11 18:24:18

It's in the freezer! Do you reckon half an hour should do it? Nothing worse than champagne when it's no quite cold enough!

culturemulcher Fri 24-Jun-11 18:26:16

Don't worry about not having an excuse/occasion to open it for. Popping a bottle of Champagne makes an occasion. And hey, it's friday. What more excuse do you need? Cheers.

Snorbs Fri 24-Jun-11 18:26:28

There is something worse than champagne that's not cold enough. It's champagne icicles mixed with broken glass. Don't leave it in there too long.

WinterSnow Fri 24-Jun-11 18:27:50

Snorbs - grin

gethelp Fri 24-Jun-11 18:28:01

I only drink champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad.
Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone.
When I have company, I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am.
Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.

Punkatheart Fri 24-Jun-11 18:30:25

Pink and I will be round soon. I LOVE champagne. Love it love it love it. Even though I am not supposed to drink, because of being on Interferon.

Here's a nice thing: Get a big glass (not a typical champagne glass) and prick holes in a peach with a fork. Toss it (well not literally) in the glass of champagne. Watch it turn and bubbles come out of it.

THEN EAT IT!!!!

(That's it - I am going down to the cellar...it could be going off right now)

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