Come on, we’ve surely all had one or two… as soon as you identify yourself as a wine lover, you open yourself up to a plethora of awkward moments, either courtesy of your well-meaning but misguided family or friends, or via putting your foot in it.
A well-meaning relative bringing some Champagne to a party, which they said they’d been ‘saving’ for a special occasion and were very eager for me to try it… unfortunately it was a fairly basic, very inexpensive non-vintage Champagne and had been in their cellar for a good ten years or so… Needless to say, it was pretty flat, a very dark gold and really didn’t taste good at all, but I had to play along and drink some!
My tipsy husband showing off at a party and trying to sabre a bottle of Bollinger… only for the entire bottle to explode all over the garden. The light was just starting to fade and the owner of the house had dogs so we all had to go around trying to find every last shard of glass so they wouldn’t cut themselves… to top it all, his disastrous sabrage attempt was caught on video! We still laugh every time we watch it…
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