Champagne and a New Year

How to properly pour champagne

According to a study released by the American Chemical Society, how you pour that bottle of bubbly may be as important as what you’re pouring. French chemists at the Universite´de Reims found that pouring champagne or sparkling wine at an angle, so that it hits the side of the glass, is the most effective pouring technique for maintaining the taste, aroma, and those essential bubbles. –Elle Decor

The art of the proper pour is most definitely need to know information for today, of all days. I gathered a few New Years, entertaining, and champagne related quotes… they might be useful later on when the toasting begins:

champagne pour

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” -Benjamin Franklin

group toast

cary grant

“It is the law of life that if you are kind to someone you feel happy.  If you are cruel you are unhappy.  And if you hurt someone, you will be hurt back.” -Cary Grant

Not exactly a New Years quote, but good advice nonetheless- and who can resist Cary in a tux with a bottle of champagne?

vodka lemon

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” -Ron White

For those who are not into champagne…or enjoying the holiday season. This one seems a little more Chelsea Handler, “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea”, actually. Hoping your upcoming year is lemon-free….

Jackie O entertains

[Tweet “Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.”- Tom Waits]

Hoping your 2016 is sham-friend free.

pj o'rourke

“After all, what is your host’s purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they’d have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.”- P. J. O’Rourke

omg, really, O’Rourke?!! that’s amusing…

“Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” -Mark Twain

Hoping your upcoming year is full of laugher, fun, good health and success.  On the road to success, the rule is to always to look ahead. May you reach your destination, and may your journey be wonderful. Happy New Year. Cheers, CP

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