Happy New Year! (& how to open champagne)


Some of you have no doubt already welcomed 2014, but we’re still many hours away from the greeting the New Year, out in California. Wherever you are, I hope 2014 begins brightly for you!

If you’re still in preparation mode, maybe you’d like to brush up on your bubbly-opening skills with Jacques Pepin. I find his French accent—and demonstration of how to quickly chill and properly open champagne—goes so well with the French spirit, don’t you?

Happy New Year! Bonne Année!

P.S. Our last visit to Tahoe, when Aron demonstrated how not to open champagne.

[Top image via Camille Styles’ tassel DIY, text added; Jacques Pepin via Food & Wine]

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