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To what Champagne does he refer:

The Cleveland Indians had a chance to win the ALCS last night but lost to Boston, so the series returns to Fenway. In stating that he remains confident of victory, Cleveland first baseman Ryan Garko said, "Champagne tastes as sweet on the road as at home."

Is is possible that this gentleman cannot differentiate between Dom Perignon and Prosecco?
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Does anybody really believe they are buying real champagne and spraying it around, pouring it over each others' heads, etc.?

While I also have a problem with sparkling wine being called champagne, I doubt there is any team that would pop the good stuff. I would prefer the 96 Krug, but that is slightly more expensive, and much more of a waste, than a CA bubbly.

I think the Crocs had a St. Michelle bubbly IIRC.

Besides, Cleveland is a shot and a beer town. Even sparkling wine is an improvement on that. Big Grin

Moo
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Does anybody really believe they are buying real champagne and spraying it around, pouring it over each others' heads, etc.?


Yes. As a Tiger fan, and a wine geek, I tried to spot what they were drinking in their celebrations last year, and (as I recall) some were spraying Heidsieck Blue Top on each other. It's not exactly '96 Krug, but it's not Ballatore either.
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
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Does anybody really believe they are buying real champagne and spraying it around, pouring it over each others' heads, etc.?


Yes. As a Tiger fan, and a wine geek, I tried to spot what they were drinking in their celebrations last year, and (as I recall) some were spraying Heidsieck Blue Top on each other. It's not exactly '96 Krug, but it's not Ballatore either.


Another yes here. I've seen MANY a Moet & Chandon label at sporting events. I first noticed this when their Brut Imperial was my "special occasion" bubbly and it made me wince every time I saw it happen..... Eek
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PH
When the Angels (my team dating back to my youth) won in 2002, they had special bottles to spray around. I'm sure it was filled with some near junk from California but the bottle itself was fantastic with team colors and logo. I failed to get one on eBay. I'm pretty sure this was World Series only.

I do remember reading that Greg Popovich had a few special bottles to drink with interested parties (Tony Parker and P.J. Carlissemo) after they won in 2003.

Neil

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