can we beat the marmite thread

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I have found 4 bottles of champagne that are 20yrs old. Now can i drink them:confused::)
 
Actually, that's a real conundrum. Let's suppose you open one and by some fluke of champagnian winemaking it is drinkable. So you go ahead and enjoy. But in the time that it takes to do that, the other three might have turned??? After all, 20 years must be getting close to the mark (or marc...;)). So the only option is to open them all, one by one, to check, because whilst taking a personal risk is something a sane man just might do, you wouldn't want to risk harm to family or friends.

Hic!
 
Be very carefull with old single malt whisky, has to be disposed of at a specialist recycling facility which is erm, here. Free collection for large quantities.
 
Great - first I'm shown to be hard-up and trying to save £1.20 on a jar of Marmite, and now you rub salt into the wounds by bragging about how your out-of-date stuff is champagne! Harrumph! I'm off to a Skoda forum...
 
Pour a bottle on your toast and see what it tastes like?
 
Great - first I'm shown to be hard-up and trying to save £1.20 on a jar of Marmite, and now you rub salt into the wounds by bragging about how your out-of-date stuff is champagne! Harrumph! I'm off to a Skoda forum...
Shee ya....Hic! :p
 
Great - first I'm shown to be hard-up and trying to save £1.20 on a jar of Marmite, and now you rub salt into the wounds by bragging about how your out-of-date stuff is champagne! Harrumph! I'm off to a Skoda forum...

How many posts do they need? :rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
Yep, 33 to beat atm. On our way though.

Speaking of champagne, if you have a few out of date bottles it's probably worth trying the 'sabrage' method of opening them - bit of an acquired knack, but very impressive if/when it goes right!
 
Great - first I'm shown to be hard-up and trying to save £1.20 on a jar of Marmite, and now you rub salt into the wounds by bragging about how your out-of-date stuff is champagne! Harrumph! I'm off to a Skoda forum...
lol i am actualy serious, i found them in the loft yesterday, they were given to us when my lad was born
 
lol i am actualy serious, i found them in the loft yesterday, they were given to us when my lad was born

Lofts are terrible places to store wine - far too wide a range of temperatures. Over 20 years those bottles will have been anywhere between minus 5 or so and 30+ degrees centigrade - you are almost certainly the proud owner of 4 bottles of fizzy vinegar. But there's only one way to find out for sure:D
 
I can beat you all! Found inside one of my Nan's cupboards last month, still sealed:

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I reckon late 70's? 14 1/2p
 
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is it vintage or non vintage champagne?
mmmm not sure, they are lanson, and moet
 

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