Friday, 1 October 2010
I served Champagne to some French friends recently and the cork, as I released it, sommelier-style and without a pop, sucked itself back into the bottle neck as if there was a vacuum inside. When I twisted it out again it appeared very narrow which is the normal indication of bottle age. But it had a curious lump on its end; and even more curiously, it appeared to be alive...
apologies for my laboured, heavily-accented French on the video; I think this was our second bottle of fruity, gluggable Brut from Joseph Walczak in Les Riceys