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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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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?

 

Paul

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It is a French non-vintage sparkling wine

 

That "sparkling" effect is done through carbonation, not the traditional method:(

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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!

 

Pol Acker is to champagne what Carnival is to cruises.

 

Matthew

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It is not to be taken internally

 

David - you'd risk severe chemical burns it you tried it externally:eek:

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we dumped it down the sink!

 

It probably has some form of cleansing properties, such as Drano.

 

Paul

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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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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.:D

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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.:D

 

 

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!!

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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!!:D 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":p 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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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!

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There is a lot worse than a Carnival cruise. :)

 

 

There is? ... let me see, oh yes, bamboo under the fingernails...

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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. :D

Well, I've been trying to keep up our numbers. Guess I need to go open another bottle...

Kathy

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Well, I've been trying to keep up our numbers. Guess I need to go open another bottle...

Kathy

Sorry I was going to try tonight, but I made some sort of frozen confection with the last of the Ummm What'sits Dark Rhum (Jamaican- Can't remember the name right now famous one) Oh Yeah- Myer's

 

And never made it to the Moet, The St Hilaires or even the Dom I have inthe kitchen and the second (small) fridge in the Dining room. (hic()

 

Well, I'va had a few rough days, remembering my Dad, and other sadnesses.

Never made it to the Champagne.

 

 

But I will try to keep up my end of the statistics real soon, I promise!

 

Karie,

who needs to go to bed now so she can make it to (ugh) Bridgeport in the morning,.

 

P.S. Re" Work. It's what I have to do in able to afford to be able to do what I LOVE to do.

(I use to love my work, now I do it because I have to, since my dream job went bye-bye last year. and I am stuck in drudgery. The pays good, but well. Let's just say the pay's good.)

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So! There we have it". Squeaky voice, radio 4 accent, sound of audience of 22 shifting in seats and pretending to be in Hull Municipal Library. "Polacker".

 

"It's a champagne substitute of considerable ill-repute designed to prevent Cunard passsengers from realising that the "Commodore" is a stand-in from the Purser's Desk because the Commodore is still in bed with Sir Martin".

 

"It's a cleaning product designed to remove the last traces of Conservatism from the streets of Nortthern Britain".

 

"Or it's a denigrative term employed by undesirables to describe the genitals of ethnic East Europeans".

 

 

"Slightly dodgy looking geezer with bow tie and lisp, what say you?"

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to prevent Cunard passsengers from realising that the "Commodore" is a stand-in from the Purser's Desk because the Commodore is still in bed with Sir Martin".

 

I never sleep with staff:eek:.

 

An extremely indignant Sir Martin

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Can I use it like Nair in the bath?

 

No:( It will strip all the skin off your legs and leave you in agony for weeks.

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But I will try to keep up my end of the statistics real soon, I promise!

 

Good girl!!

 

P.S. Re" Work. It's what I have to do in able to afford to be able to do what I LOVE to do.

 

I hear ya. I keep a postcard of QE2 tacked up on the wall in front of my desk as a reminder of why I keep working.

Kathy

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Nina,

 

It is fine if you do not expect it to be excellent Champagne. If you accept it as what it is (cheaper Cava rather than Champagne), you will be fine.

We always drink out cottle on the first sailaway. Just make sure it is cold.

 

 

 

(By the way, why has your screen name changed?)

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If you accept it as what it is (cheaper Cava rather than Champagne), you will be fine.

 

It's not Cava any more than it's Champagne. It's a fizzy blended French wine. I do owe it an apology though:o It is a wine that's been made fizzy by the traditional method and not carbonated. (That doesn't stop it tasting horrible though:D )

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Nina,

 

It is fine if you do not expect it to be excellent Champagne. If you accept it as what it is (cheaper Cava rather than Champagne), you will be fine.

We always drink out cottle on the first sailaway. Just make sure it is cold.

 

No. It's not Cava. It's not Champagne. It is swill, pure and simple.

 

Matthew

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No. It's not Cava. It's not Champagne. It is swill, pure and simple.

 

Matthew

 

Now, now, Matthew. Come off the fence. Say what you mean. :)

 

David

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What is so irritating is that they could undoubtedly get nice methode champenoise fizz for the same price they must pay for that stuff - or perhaps they are paid to take it away???

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Pol Acker is to champagne what Carnival is to cruises.

 

Matthew

 

Interesting statement since CARNIVAL owns Cunard. By the way, I'm sure CARNIVAL thanks you for all the money you give to it.

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Not unique to Cunard:

 

Don't think I would want to pay $24 a bottle.

 

Quite so, when hardly anyone can bear to drink it when it is free. This will go top of my list of restaurants in Oregon to avoid, if I ever go there. Eeek.

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Pol Acker is to champagne what Carnival is to cruises.

 

Matthew

 

Isn't Cunard still owned by Carnival? Maybe they don't serve it on Carnival due to the fact they like their passengers!:D

 

Flame on!

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Nina,

 

(By the way, why has your screen name changed?)

 

Apparently, I was not abiding by the codes of CC. I can put my agency name in my sig and am encouraged to do so in order for other posters to know who they are talking to but didn't realize when I created my screen name that it is not to contain the agency name. I travel for the ambiance of different locations so I thought AmbianceTraveler was appropriate. (Also why I picked it for a business name) Obviously, the Admin did not think so. It's ok though, I do not mind abiding by the rules at all once I know better what they are and am only sorry I was not informed sooner of my mistake.

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Didn't know Cunard was a budget cruise line ... guess price doesn't always equate to quality, eh? Think I'll stick to the REAL champagne served on NCL and Carnival. (Moet)

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Interesting statement since CARNIVAL owns Cunard. By the way, I'm sure CARNIVAL thanks you for all the money you give to it.

 

A visitor from the Carnival board! How nice.

 

Matthew

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