Champagne tango

Chandon bottles by Simba tango, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  Simba tango

The Argentines have this thing about champagne. Not usually the real thing, but their own version. Which is actually quite good, and of course much cheaper. Going shopping in our closest super market makes this very clear, they have coolers, a fridge with pre cooled ‘champan’ (as they like to call it), rows and rows of different brands and special promotions: Buy this and that and get half a bottle for free!. And what’s more, they have four-packs of quarter bottle. Amusing, and very tempting :-)

Whenever we go out with friends, it is so nice to get a bottle of champan for the entire table, it lifts the spirit very effectively. A couple of times we have taken people from our community out to milongas here in Buenos Aires, and when the bottle of champan arrives, it is always an instant success.

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