A Conversation for Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Mu Beta Started conversation Feb 18, 2003
Titania (gone for lunch) Posted Feb 18, 2003
Is Buck's Fizz the same as a Mimosa? Or is there any difference between them?
We had a Methusalem for sale (with an empty bottle on display) in the bar of a hotel where I used to work - it was pretty expensive, but one night in a double room was included!
Mu Beta Posted Feb 18, 2003
Yeah...I think Mimosa is just the Americanism for a Bucks Fizz.
ridetheabbot Posted Feb 18, 2003
Mimosa is the same as Bucks Fizz, it is also a South American plant though I don't know if that is where the name of the drink comes from.
For anyone interested there is a list of Champagne cocktails at
I always thought there was a dish called eggs mimosa, but I have no idea what is in it.
Recumbentman Posted Feb 18, 2003
Funny Methusaleh got by the eagle eyes of the Towers; it's Methuselah in the OT.
I've heard the Limoux people claim to have invented the method used in Champagne. They make a wonderful version in a little Languedoc town called Bessan, and sell it for €5 a bottle ::sigh::
I agree that the better the wine the less harm it does to the head.
Well done Gnomon! Pop! Pop!
Eccentra Posted Feb 18, 2003
I have heard that part of the problem with the headache caused by wines and champagnes is an added preservative. I drank red wine and cava like it was water in Spain and suffered nothing for it. I get back to the States and take two sips of champagne or cava or red wine and get a horrible headache. Quality does not seem to be a factor. Has anyone else heard this?
Gnomon - time to move on Posted Feb 19, 2003
I'll just say one word - congenors. I don't know what it means, but it is part of the problem.
Eccentra Posted Feb 19, 2003
Please explain what eggs have to do with it.
Recumbentman Posted Feb 20, 2003
Why put preservatives into wine? Isn't alcohol preservative enough?
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