MLB Wants Teams To Chill Out With Their Champagne Celebrations

Celebrating a clinch with a clubhouse champagne shower (or a beer slip ‘n slide) is a baseball fixture dating back to the 1960s, according to this interesting ESPN account of the tradition’s evolution. But in recent years it’s become as managed and regulated—and sponsored—as anything else baseball has to offer. And… »10/23/15 11:32am10/23/15 11:32am


Old Cuban: The Only Champagne Cocktail Worth Drinking on New Year's Eve

Around the holidays—most especially post-Christmas, pre-New Year's Eve—I am approached with endless requests for champagne-based cocktails. Yet until a few years ago, I almost always disappointed all of those who asked. If for no other reason than I couldn't name too many champagne-based cocktails appropriate for late… »12/27/13 2:52pm12/27/13 2:52pm

How To Drink Champagne Without Becoming Even More Broke Than Usual

Let me begin with an uninformed and yet almost certainly accurate assumption: you drink champagne at most twice a year, one of which is the perfunctory glass on New Year's Eve that you end up blaming for your hangover the next morning instead of the 14 Red Bull vodkas you blasted between 1 and 3 a.m. You think… »8/14/13 4:55pm8/14/13 4:55pm

David Ortiz Got Champagne And A Sad Note On His Record-Breaking Night

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz became the all-time hits leader at the designated hitter position last night. What kind of gift did the Red Sox get him to celebrate the occasion? Based on the photo above, which came from teammate Jacoby Ellsbury's Twitter account, all he got was some champagne and what might be the… »7/11/13 11:45am7/11/13 11:45am

Prince Fielder Would Like To Invite You To Milwaukee's Erotic Playoff-Clinching Festivities

Perhaps the most joyful of playoff entrants this year are the Milwaukee Brewers, who just a couple weeks ago were in the midst of an epic free-fall out of wild card contention. Ned Yost was shown the door, »9/29/08 9:45am9/29/08 9:45am Dale Sveum moved over to the manager's stoop (and didn't wave anyone home from the dugout), their bats woke up,…