No matter what your drink of choice, you’re likely to enjoy a glass – or three – of bubbly to help ring in the New Year. There is, perhaps, no type of booze that is more synonymous with a holiday than champagne and New Year’s Eve. Next week is champagne’s time to shine, and chances are that you’ll dust off a couple bottles that are sitting around in your kitchen cupboard to welcome 2014 in style.

Champagne is also quite the tricky little celebratory drink. Did you know, for example, that it is different than sparkling wine? And then there’s that whole thing about how it goes straight to your head. Is there even an ounce of truth to that? We’ve got all the bases covered for you. Before you start popping corks next Tuesday evening, take a minute and school yourself on the bubbly good stuff.

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