Champagne is Always the Answer


I love all things champagne, sparkling wine, prosecco….you get the picture.  Bubbles are good and the New Year is a perfect time to pop a cork.  Although, I can’t really think of a bad time.


In our house, we actually have a pizza and champs tradition!





How NOT to open a bottle of champagne…


And, now a short how-to video on how to properly pop a bottle…

I love a Bubbly Bar!  Here are a few ideas for your next party…




Fun facts:

1.  1, 750 ml bottle fills 6 flutes.  Estimate 3 glasses per guest when buying champagne.

2.  In a 750ml bottle of Champagne there are 49 million bubbles… approximately.

3.  Champagne has three times more gas than beer.

4.  There is about 90 pounds per square inch of pressure in a bottle of Champagne. That’s more than triple the pressure in an automobile tire.

5.  Champagne and death – anyhow the comforting fact is that you are more likely to be killed by a flying Champagne cork than to be killed by a poisonous spider.

6.  A somewhat surprising fact perhaps, but marketing surveys have shown that concert-goers of hip-hop concerts, rap and R & B gigs, are 94% more likely to drink Champagne than the average person.

7.  In the movie adaptations James Bond drinks Champagne more than any other beverage (nearly 40 glasses and counting).

8.   The longest recorded flight of a Champagne cork is over 177 feet

9.  Champagne is only produced from the French region of Champagne. It is believed that this wine was invented by the Benedictine monk, Dom Perignon. He allowed the carbon dioxide to form inside the bottle, giving rise to bubbles.

10.  If it’s not from the Champagne region of France, it’s called sparkling wine…not champagne.  And that’s ok…I love it, too!


Bubbles are so much fun…



I hate when this happens…



Like a boyscout, you should ALWAYS be prepared.




Cheers to a very Happy New Year!


Will you be popping a bottle for your New Year’s celebration?

Do you actually stay up until midnight?

Will you be participating in a resolution run?


Join the Conversation

  • Sarah @ KS Runner

    The last few years I am guilty of going to bed early. Most of the time I am still awake at midnight, but definitely in bed. I do a resolution run if I can, I try not to make excuses for that one!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I rarely make it to midnight!

  • Rachel Runs Music City

    This is my favorite post yet! Champagne is on the menu for New Years (not sure what else is, but that doesn’t much matter). I’m going to do my own resolution run and dedicate that run to 2015 and new beginnings!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!! I love the idea of dedicating your run:)

  • ooartist1234

    I like rose champagne. I love the hint of color. :) -Liz

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Rose champagne is so pretty and tastes great!

  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    Well, you called that one…I haven’t stayed up until midnight on NYE in a while!! HA! 😉 But, yes, there will be some champagne…because it’s champagne, right?!? GAH! So much fun. Dom Perignon was a monk?!? Seems pretty ironic, right? 😉 I love that! Thanks for sharing this, Jen!!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      This was one of my favorite posts to write:)

  • alsoranagain

    That Kate Middleton meme is a favorite of mine. I actually quoted it at a party recently!

    I, too, am a lover of bubbles. The other night I ordered some at a restaurant, and the waiter commented it was a good choice “because it’s the holidays.” “Or any day,” I nearly added, but refrained from doing so for fear of sounding like a lush. :)

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I completely agree! It is always a food time for champagne:)

  • charissarunning

    Champagne – yes!! I will definitely have some at midnight. I can’t remember a time I didn’t stay up til midnight though I have at times gone to bed right after the ball dropped. I’ll also be doing a New Years run, but I have no intentions of racing it. I just hope I actually wake up for it!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Sadly, i dont always make it to midnight!

  • Marilyn

    That Kate Middleton picture made me LOL! I didn’t realize you were supposed to leave the cage on when opening champagne. Thanks for the helpful tutorial video. I will practice this newly learned technique tomorrow night! :) Cheers!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      In the name of research, you should practice opening lots of bottles!

  • fitsickle

    My favorite drink!!! Love this post.

  • suzysuzyheather

    I can’t believe I’m admitting this but I’ve only had champagne once, after my first ultra! I’ll try and get some at some point today and report back. ?

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Oh my gosh…i hope its a successful mission!

      • suzysuzyheather

        I linked you up to my post this morning-I hope that’s okay!

        • jenchoosesjoy

          Absolutely…i loved reading it!!

  • natrunsfar

    LOVE this! I never open champagne bottles cause I’m afraid I will mess it up, so thanks for the video tutorial :)
    Will definitely have champagne tomorrow night!
    IF I make it to midnight I am asleep right after.

    Happy (almost) new year!!

    • jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks and Happy Early New Year to you, too!

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  • Tracy

    Can you list your favorite champagnes, sparklings, prosecco’s? I do love but find the picking process at the store overwhelming and intimidating.

    • jenchoosesjoy

      I get overwhelmed, too! I found a few good wine shops that have helped me learn a little more. I love LaMarca Prosecco and its very affordable, Villa Sandi il Fresco Prosecco, Veuve Clicquot Brut or the Veuve Demi Sec if you like a sweeter champagne.