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#1
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I have seen it mentioned many times on this board as something like a sparkling grape juice mixed with mouth wash. Is it alcoholic? A champagne knock off? Thanks, just want to know what to expect!
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It is a French non-vintage sparkling wine with a production of 10,000 cases per year.
It is Cunard's standard welcome bottle and served at receptions, often under the misleading title "champagne".
About its taste you probably have read enough.
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Originally posted by AmbianceTraveler
I have seen it mentioned many times on this board as something like a sparkling grape juice mixed with mouth wash. Is it alcoholic? A champagne knock off? Thanks, just want to know what to expect!
Go to the hardware store and buy a 3 foot rubber hose. Go to your car and remove the gas cap. If you are smoking hold the cigarette off to the side. Don't put it out. Put one end of the hose down into your gas tank.
Put your mouth on the other end and draw the gasoline up into your mouth. Swill it around for several seconds. Now you are at a crossroad in your life. Do you swallow, spit the gas out or just end it all with the cigarette?

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Originally posted by carlmm
It is a French non-vintage sparkling wine
That "sparkling" effect is done through carbonation, not the traditional method
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Originally posted by AmbianceTraveler
I have seen it mentioned many times on this board as something like a sparkling grape juice mixed with mouth wash. Is it alcoholic? A champagne knock off? Thanks, just want to know what to expect!
Pol Acker is to champagne what Carnival is to cruises.

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Vile mouthwash....mind you I merely took one sip ( I don't drink) before we dumped it down the sink! I'm guessing yoiuve realized its not something worth looking forward to!!

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It is not to be taken internally

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Originally posted by dak
It is not to be taken internally
David - you'd risk severe chemical burns it you tried it externally
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Originally posted by patwell
we dumped it down the sink!
It probably has some form of cleansing properties, such as Drano.

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Originally posted by Piton1
Go to the hardware store and buy a 3 foot rubber hose. Go to your car and remove the gas cap. If you are smoking hold the cigarette off to the side. Don't put it out. Put one end of the hose down into your gas tank.
Put your mouth on the other end and draw the gasoline up into your mouth. Swill it around for several seconds. Now you are at a crossroad in your life. Do you swallow, spit the gas out or just end it all with the cigarette?

Paul
OMG That was so funny

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#15
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Originally posted by juliecat
There's a photo of an open bottle with poured glasses on the QM2/Halifax page:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=622207

Can't tell if they actually tasted it

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Yes, we tasted it. But we didn't smoke whilst we drank the stuff, which is why we're still here to tell the tale?
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It should be mentioned that in the interest of transatlantic clarity, that the UK is the world's largest importer of Champagne with over 30 million bottles consumed a year. Here in the USA, just about any wine with bubbles can be successfully passed off as Champagne. The per capita consumption is less than a tenth of the British. Unfortunately, if Americans are given Pol Acker by Cunard and possibly other Carnival brands, consumption is likely to remain low and stay that way.
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Originally posted by DaddyWarbucks
It should be mentioned that in the interest of transatlantic clarity, that the UK is the world's largest importer of Champagne with over 30 million bottles consumed a year. Here in the USA, just about any wine with bubbles can be successfully passed off as Champagne. The per capita consumption is less than a tenth of the British. Unfortunately, if Americans are given Pol Acker by Cunard and possibly other Carnival brands, consumption is likely to remain low and stay that way.

Well, it is not served on Carnival, nor Holland America.. nor of course Seabourn..nor even Princess.

Belongs solely to Cunard.

Say what you will about Carnival, but when I was invited to the the Carnival Freedom's inaugural.. and asked for champagne.. they poured Moet. Loved that inaugural!!
#18
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Originally posted by Piton1
Go to the hardware store and buy a 3 foot rubber hose. Go to your car and remove the gas cap. If you are smoking hold the cigarette off to the side. Don't put it out. Put one end of the hose down into your gas tank.
Put your mouth on the other end and draw the gasoline up into your mouth. Swill it around for several seconds. Now you are at a crossroad in your life. Do you swallow, spit the gas out or just end it all with the cigarette?

Paul
ROFL!! Funniest thing I have heard all evening! Can I use it like Nair in the bath? None of my friends will know what it is so I can come home not having had to shave for a week and tell them I bathed in "Champagne" on Cunard. (Once they sail themselves they will find out why!)

Serious now, don't drink the Pol Acker...got it.
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#19
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Originally posted by NomDePlume
If it's any good for cleaning spark plugs and such, we can collect them for Karie to use on her plane's engine?
Why how kind of you! I left the winter formulated gasoline (with MBTE in it) and it melted the float in my carburettor!

Ambiance, I wasn't hiking about Nair, but yes, I blieve it would work. I was thinking more like paint remover.

Karie,
wine aficionado extraordinaire!
#20
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Originally posted by Kindlychap
Pol Acker is to champagne what Carnival is to cruises.

Matthew
There is a lot worse than a Carnival cruise.
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