Originally Posted by Suthrncomfrt1884
I just don't see why it would be an issue when you can buy sparkling wine at the liquor store and it's in the same bottles.
They may look similar but I can guarantee you they are different. Wine is still and as such there is no pressure so a thinner glass bottle can be used. There is no reason for a winery to spend extra money on a bottle that can hold pressure when that feature is not used. I personally wouldn't trust wine bottles with anything but still beverages.
Another tip is to buy cheap sparkling fruit juices at the grocery store if you want 750ml bottles that can hold pressure and be capped. Another option is to hit up the nearest hotel that does wedding receptions and see if they can save the champagne bottles for you. Worth a shot for free bottles.
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