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(City A.M.)   British winemakers produce biggest bottle of sparkling wine ever. Equal to 10 magnums, it can be yours for £15,000, but if you buy it, the downside is you have to choke down 120 glasses of English wine   (cityam.com) divider line 31
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2014-09-03 01:47:42 PM  
Is there a Boone's Farm Watermelon equivalent?
 
2014-09-03 02:11:16 PM  
Never tried any English wine before. Is it served room temperature like their beer? Well, I'm sure the red wine is...

OK, stupid question. I'll shut up now.
 
2014-09-03 02:24:44 PM  
Like 20 years ago when I worked in a liquor store there was a chart that detailed the names of the various sizes of wine bottles.... Without donning the googles to check the spellings I specifically remember the Jeroboam and the Nebuchadnezzer being on there... How is this the biggest bottle of bubbly ever if they already had names for bottles that big?
 
2014-09-03 02:29:33 PM  
Wine?  You mean unfinished brandy?
 
2014-09-03 02:30:20 PM  

Fizpez:  How is this the biggest bottle of bubbly ever if they already had names for bottles that big?



Biggest bottle of English sparkling wine

Submitter just drank half it before making the headline.
 
2014-09-03 02:34:36 PM  

Fizpez: Like 20 years ago when I worked in a liquor store there was a chart that detailed the names of the various sizes of wine bottles.... Without donning the googles to check the spellings I specifically remember the Jeroboam and the Nebuchadnezzer being on there... How is this the biggest bottle of bubbly ever if they already had names for bottles that big?


I'm guessing no one had done a Nebuchadnezzar of SPARKLING wine before. That's a lot of pressure in the bottle, and will have to used up the day it is opened.
 
2014-09-03 02:36:15 PM  

spawn73: Fizpez:  How is this the biggest bottle of bubbly ever if they already had names for bottles that big?


Biggest bottle of English sparkling wine

Submitter just drank half it before making the headline.


Hadn't thought of that ;-)
 
2014-09-03 03:10:57 PM  
So I told everybody on the train,

"They've run out of booze, but we're making an emergency stop."

 And then we passed a hat, and if I remember correctly, I think we collected about $ . So we made a run on the liquor store. Then on the way out, I saw, up on a shelf, A display bottle of Canadian Club. And so I said... I looked up and I said, "I'll have that too."

 And he said, "It's a display bottle, it's not for sale."

 I said, "It's for sale now and if you don't climb up and get it down, then I'm going to get somebody to climb up and bring it down." So when we got back to the station, the guys that were with us, the performers that were with us, were absolutely ecstatic.

/seems apropos
//not obscure
 
2014-09-03 03:32:15 PM  
Dnrtfa

Arent those giant bottles named after Biblical figures, like Jeroboam and Rehoboam?
 
2014-09-03 03:49:43 PM  
so...like 20 regular condoms right?  That doesn't seem like all that much.
 
2014-09-03 04:03:23 PM  
http://www.englishwineproducers.co.uk/background/history/history-pre- r oman-to-roman-britain/

The Romans apparently brought wine grape vines to Britain and established a wine industry there. The Romans did that pretty much everywhere they went. So thank the Romans next time you suck down a glass of vino.
 
2014-09-03 04:09:52 PM  
Maybe just maybe if it came in a box version I would buy it.
 
2014-09-03 05:22:53 PM  
 
2014-09-03 05:25:04 PM  

lindalouwho: I'm guessing no one had done a Nebuchadnezzar of SPARKLING wine before. That's a lot of pressure in the bottle, and will have to used up the day it is opened.


Nope, been done plenty of times.  Just not with English sparkling wine.
 
2014-09-03 05:32:53 PM  

gopher321: Never tried any English wine before. Is it served room temperature like their beer? Well, I'm sure the red wine is...

OK, stupid question. I'll shut up now.


England's climate isn't great for most wines, but grapes for sparkling wine do just fine in the cooler climate.  The northern part of France with a similar climate is called... Wait for it... Champagne.

On your exact point, I'd probably recommend warming it slightly assuming you're going to be butt-chugging it.
 
2014-09-03 06:11:32 PM  

vernonFL: Dnrtfa

Arent those giant bottles named after Biblical figures, like Jeroboam and Rehoboam?


The Lot, gets you so drunk you don't know who you're farking.
 
2014-09-03 07:45:07 PM  
I'll chase it down with a few pop-top cans of French beer.
 
2014-09-03 07:48:17 PM  
Based on what little I know of English a) royalty, b) wine, and c) commas, wouldn't a more appropriate name for the bottle be a "Prince Phillip"?
 
2014-09-03 09:00:04 PM  
As long as I can get an unpaterized stichelton I think English wine would be ok.

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2014-09-03 09:48:43 PM  
Baby Duck is the best.
 
2014-09-03 11:17:36 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: http://www.englishwineproducers.co.uk/background/history/history-pre- r oman-to-roman-britain/

The Romans apparently brought wine grape vines to Britain and established a wine industry there. The Romans did that pretty much everywhere they went. So thank the Romans next time you suck down a glass of vino.


Remember that time the Romans conquered Northern California?
 
2014-09-03 11:39:19 PM  
A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.
 
2014-09-04 01:05:58 AM  

Harry_Seldon: A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.


There is pretty damn good wine made in many places. Australian wine, French, Italian, Californian, and fark, Moldovan and Georgian wines are great but rarely praised. Even Virginia has a huge wine making industry at this point.
 
2014-09-04 01:17:22 AM  

Harry_Seldon: A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.


This must prove that the Romans conquered Australia as well.
 
2014-09-04 05:02:35 AM  
Please note that British Wine and English Wine are not interchangeable terms. "British Wine" means wine made from imported grape concentrate and bottled in the UK - the vast majority of which is crap, naturally. "English Wine" means wine made from local vineyards in England, some of which is pretty damn good.
 
2014-09-04 05:15:05 AM  
I should also point out with English Wine that watching the year the wine was bottled tends to be more important than in many traditional wine making regions, so for example it is generally considered a good idea to skip most English Wine labels 2012 output (there are a couple of exceptions such as Chapel Down if I remember), but things like a Bolney 2009 or 2013 are very good mid range wines (about $30-40 over here, probably difficult to get hold of outside the UK though).
 
2014-09-04 09:39:57 AM  

opiumpoopy: England's climate isn't great for most wines, but grapes for sparkling wine do just fine in the cooler climate.  The northern part of France with a similar climate is called... Wait for it... Champagne.


I did a tour of the Fuller's brewery in London and the tour guide basically said the same thing about how alcohol developed in Europe. In more southern climates (France/Italy) grapes grow so they drink wine. A bit further north (England, Germany, Czech Republic) you can grow hops and grain really well so they drink beer. Further north they can really only grow grains (scotland, scandnavia, Russia) so they drink hard alcohol.
 
2014-09-04 09:52:42 AM  
When you pop the cork, is there an earth-shattering kaboom?
 
2014-09-04 10:46:07 AM  

tzzhc4: As long as I can get an unpaterized stichelton I think English wine would be ok.

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Took long enough
 
2014-09-04 10:56:56 AM  

valkore: Get this for $2,000 and enjoy a much better beverage while saving ~$28,000.

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I know how to save an even further $1,990.
 
2014-09-04 12:43:14 PM  
Ew, gross. British wine.
 
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