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#Champagne

From The42 FA Cup winners to be served non-alcoholic champagne Like Champagne

FA Cup winners to be served non-alcoholic champagne

The FA said they have taken note of those players who do not drink or are too young to consume alcohol.

From The42 Russian footballers punished over €250,000 champagne binge Excess

Russian footballers punished over €250,000 champagne binge

Midfielder Pavel Mamayev and forward Alexander Kokorin allegedly splashed out on 500 bottles of the alcoholic drink.

From TheJournal.ie A Lotto winner blitzed herself in the face with champagne on the Six One News Bubbly

A Lotto winner blitzed herself in the face with champagne on the Six One News

“And the syndicate will share four milliBLARGLARGLARGL”

A Lotto winner blitzed herself in the face with champagne on the Six One News

“And the syndicate will share four milliBLARGLARGLARGL”

From TheJournal.ie The good times are back - This taxi app will bring champagne right to your door Notions

The good times are back - This taxi app will bring champagne right to your door

The service has launched in London and it’s not as pricey as you’d think.

Prosecco, Champagne, sparkling wine: What is the bloody difference?

All the details on your favourite bottles.

From TheJournal.ie A couple 'fed up of losing their Lotto tickets' have just claimed €2.9 million

Here's how NOT to open a champagne bottle with a sword

Bet you feel pretty silly NOW.

From TheJournal.ie Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week's news skewed Not The News

Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.

From TheJournal.ie Little to celebrate? European sales of Champagne fall in 2012 Bit Of Bubbly

Little to celebrate? European sales of Champagne fall in 2012

It’s not all bad, though: the bubbles are on the rise in Japan.

Remember when computers looked like this?

Check out this 1991 ad for an Irish computer firm.

Wet spring, hot summer threatens world champagne supply

A combination of lethal frosts, intense heat and destructive hail in France mean whatever bubbly survives will be awesome.

From TheJournal.ie 5,400 bottles of champagne stolen at French port France

5,400 bottles of champagne stolen at French port

Thieves make off with high-quality champagne worth over €400,000.

In numbers: the Oxegen festival

Free wellies, bottles of champers, miles of fencing and Rubberbandits saying mass…

From TheJournal.ie Violent brawl breaks out at Royal Ascot as England's ladies parade (Slideshow) Ascot This post contains images

Violent brawl breaks out at Royal Ascot as England's ladies parade (Slideshow)

The fight started at the champagne bar as the Queen watched the races nearby, and had to be broken up by members of a military band.

From TheJournal.ie Champagne on the train to Wexford: How to celebrate a €2.7m Lotto win Gravy Train

Champagne on the train to Wexford: How to celebrate a €2.7m Lotto win

Matthew Moran eschewed a limo for the 16.30 to Wexford for his return journey from Lotto HQ yesterday evening.

A GROUP OF SWEDISH divers exploring a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea have found what they believe is the world’s oldest drinkable champagne.

The divers discovered bottles of a Veuve Clicquot champagne dating from the late 18th century, which they reckon dates from between 1772 and 1785.

If the dates prove accurate, the champagne would predate the current record holder – the Perrier-Jouet vineyard which has two bottles dating from 1825 – by up to 50 years or more.

“I picked up one champagne bottle just so we could find the age of the wreck, because we didn’t find any name or any details that would have told us the name of the ship,” said diver Christian Ekstrom.

Ekstrom added that the champagne had been found on the divers’ first search of the sunken cargo vessel, which they suggest was bound for St Petersburg – then the capital of Russia – when it went under.

Because they found the bottles first time around, they believe there could be more down there.

To reward themselves for their find, the divers opened a bottle and sampled the contents.

“It was fantastic… it had a very sweet taste, you could taste oak and it had a very strong tobacco smell. And there were very small bubbles,” Ekstrom said.

But with the bottles being potentially worth over €50,000 each, the chances are they may not be so keen to taste the contents of any future findings.