For New Year’s Eve — Kirsten’s Champagne Bottle Trick Shot
As we release this story, the New Year — 2024 — is just 15 hours away (East Coast Time). Perhaps you’ve been eagerly awaiting for the big event, getting champagne (and sparklers) to celebrate the New Year. Hopefully, 2024 will be much better than 2023, a tough year with inflation, the border crisis, conflict in the Mid-East, ongoing war in Ukraine, and shocking incompetence/corruption in Washington. To mark the dawning of 2024, with hope for a much better year, we expect many folks will open a bottle of champagne. You could pop the cork the traditional way, or read on and learn how to release the celebratory champagne with a rifle shot, as demonstrated by the talented Kirsten Joy Weiss. Click on the above video to see Kirsten release champagne with a rimfire rifle.
Recently at Thorton Winery in Temecula, California, a champagne vintner, we were shown the best way to open a champagne bottle. We were told you should hold the bottle nose up at an angle then rotate the BOTTLE slowly while holding the cork. That works great… but it’s not as stunning as the way sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss opens a bottle of bubbly.
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