What do you use to transport your pretty bottles? Various types of packaging are utilized for spirits — as diverse as a brown bag for some MD 20/20 from the corner store to an insulated canvas bag for some refreshing Pinot Grigio at a picnic in the park with some live jazz. While traveling, some people leave the cooler in the trunk to keep their Natty Boh on chill; before jetsetting, some people ensure their bottles are tightly nestled within their padded and absorbent travel bag. There’s no use in letting all those special releases from the duty-free store run the possibility of breaking or leaking, right?
But when we’re at home, what then? Throw a pile of bottles on the counter, the room temperature technique? Maybe a bottle of vodka in the freezer, to lessen the sting of those pre-game shots? Many of us leave a bottle of a nice white in the fridge for when our special people come over, but what about another option? A classic option, one that will get us points until the cows come home. Vintage champagne requires a vintage bar boy, and this one is guaranteed to be the best package that could ever hold a bottle safe, secure, and special. Such a scintillating sight to whomever is blessed enough to set their senses of sight and taste upon it. So sensuous, so….ummmm, seems alliteration has failed me. Just pop the cork and enjoy, it’s that easy, right? Ohhhhh, I forgot, it has to be PAID for first. Anyone got an extra $35,000 Hong Kong laying around?