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28 Sep 2004 03:39 PDT
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Question ID: 407329
what is a 'split champagne', & what does 'split' mean?
Answered By: sgtcory-ga on 28 Sep 2004 04:05 PDT
Hello sharp987, The term 'split' actually refers to the size of the champagne bottle. If you take a look at this online list , you'll see that there are numerous sizes - many of which I never knew existed : Champagne Bottle Sizes (under the heading "The most technical Wine") http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Champagne_(beverage) Other names for this bottle size include 'quarter' and 'piccolo'. If you look up the definition of 'piccolo', you'll find the term a good match for the size : Definition of piccolo at Dictionary.com "..considerably smaller than the usual size..." http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=piccolo Here's some more information I found useful : http://www.dmhweb.com/wine/bottlesize.htm (Great resource table for sizes) http://www.wines.com/winepress/tributaries/99/bigger.html To assist with this answer, I used Google to research the following terms : split champagne ://www.google.com/search?q=split+champagne split bottle ://www.google.com/search?q=split+bottle Thanks for the intriguing question. Please let me know if you need further clarification or more resources. I'll do all I can to assist. SgtCory
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From: archae0pteryx-ga on 29 Sep 2004 23:52 PDT
...so the expression, when you place your order, isn't "a split champagne" but "a split OF champagne," just as you'd ask for "a fifth of whiskey." It's a unit of measure.
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