PLOP, PLOP, FIZZ, FIZZ, OH WHAT A CHAMPAGNE IT ISN’T
By DON KAVANAGH | Posted Wednesday, 06-Aug-2014
You can tell it’s August by the number of hoax wine stories hitting the Internet.
What do water-soluble Champagne tablets and a Chinese businessman’s death in a bizarre Champagne-bottle accident have in common?
Well, apart from the Champagne element, the unifying thread is that they are both fakes.
Social media has been abuzz with both stories, most recently the development of the Champagne pills, by a Russian advertising agency.
Purportedly, the pills, which come in an elegant Veuve Clicquot container, similar to a cigar tube, can be dissolved in water to produce a refreshing sparkling beverage; like Alka-Seltzer, but presumably a lot tastier.
Meanwhile, satirical website World News Daily Report has reported on the odd case of Dingxiang Leong, who came to a premature end when he was shot in the head by a Champagne cork while opening a bottle at a party to celebrate his birthday. (suite…)