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To throw away these bottles of champagne

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Paleogal Sun 20-Nov-16 21:44:47

Clearing out a cupboard and came across these. Have to be at least 10 years old. Will they still be drinkable?

Scarydinosaurs Sun 20-Nov-16 21:45:30

Isnt it the older the better?

Mrsmadevans Sun 20-Nov-16 21:45:50

God yeah I thought it improved with age?

BewtySkoolDropowt Sun 20-Nov-16 21:46:12

Try them and see. If you need any volunteers to help....

Longdistance Sun 20-Nov-16 21:46:24

Of course they are still drinkable.

Save them for Crimbo.

Or send them in my direction grin

PurpleDaisies Sun 20-Nov-16 21:46:41

Why wouldn't you at least try each one before you bin them?

wowfudge Sun 20-Nov-16 21:46:46

Open them and see!

NickyEds Sun 20-Nov-16 21:46:50

Don't just bin them! You may as well open one and see.

Paleogal Sun 20-Nov-16 21:47:15

Not sure, one or two aren't 'real' champagne, just Asti and Charlemagne whatever that is. Wouldn't want to poison anyone!

GrabtharsHammer Sun 20-Nov-16 21:47:40

The actual champagne will be fine. Pour the Asti down the sink though. It's swill whatever age it is.

AddToBasket Sun 20-Nov-16 21:48:20

Throw out the Asti. The two in the middle should be fine, assuming you haven't kept them next to a radiator.

What's the one on the left?

Paleogal Sun 20-Nov-16 21:48:41

Well if they'll be ok I won't go out and buy more for xmas. I'll be gutted if I open them and they are vinegar!

Allalonenow Sun 20-Nov-16 21:49:13

The Martini Asti probably not worth bothering with, but open the others and have a taste.

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Sun 20-Nov-16 21:50:07

The champagne will be fine - worst case scenario they'll have lost their fizz, but will still be drinkable and perfectly safe.

Paleogal Sun 20-Nov-16 21:50:39

The one on the far left is donkeys years old. Think I was given it for my 30th! 13 years ago!

DonaldStott Sun 20-Nov-16 21:50:54

Chuck the asti and the magnum of Charlemagne. Keep the champers.

Pagwatch Sun 20-Nov-16 21:51:49

The Piper Heidseick will be fine. Cheers !
The other champagne may be OK - I can't read the label

The other two were already swill 10 years ago.

Jayfee Sun 20-Nov-16 21:53:23

i opened marks champagne after a couple of years and it was off due to poor storage!!

Waffles80 Sun 20-Nov-16 21:53:38

You can probably cook with the others - I've done moules marinere and other seafood dishes with leftover fizz.

usual Sun 20-Nov-16 21:53:53

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Waffles80 Sun 20-Nov-16 21:54:07

And it does depend on storage as to how champagne will keep. Should be stored upright.

Trills Sun 20-Nov-16 21:55:11

You'd be a fool to throw them out without testing them.

You'd also be a fool to take them to an occasion where you needed champagne.

Random Sunday-night drinks it is!

Paleogal Sun 20-Nov-16 21:56:47

Thanks all, it appears I can't do any damage by trying them! I just won't keep them for a special occasion (which is why they were put away in the first place. A lesson learned, don't keep things for special ocassions)

OlennasWimple Sun 20-Nov-16 21:58:07

Have they been kept lying down or stood up? If stood up, the corks may have dried up so the champagne may well be off - and take care opening them, the cork may fly out quite quickly.

But Trill is right - don't assume they are all gone off, but don't take them along to an occasion either

Toottoot22 Sun 20-Nov-16 21:59:12

I have the same, several bottles of champagne, mainly over 10 years old. I'm scared to open them in company! I did start to look at some pudding recipes earlier though using champagne.

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