Champagne: is it ruined?


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Champagne: is it ruined?

OliverB | Jul 7, 2014 11:16 PM

I drove down to LA with my wife for July 4th weekend with a vintage and rather pricey bottle of DP in tow. For whatever reason, we didn't get around to opening it up. We drove back to San Francisco this afternoon and my wife left the bottle in the trunk (unbeknownst to me!) for the entire trip. It was roughly 85-90c as we blew down the I-5. I just pulled everything out of the trunk and discovered the bottle. It's past 10pm right now and the glass is still warm. I assume the champagne itself must have been boiling in the trunk! Is this bottle toast or is there a chance it will still be good after chilling on ice? Is there any hope?

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