This Week In Beer: The News You Can Booze for the New Year

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Popping Off: New Year’s Eve is upon us, and soon enough parties around the world will be filled with a hailstorm of champagne corks. But why do they pop, exactly? The physics behind the corks, streamers, and those annoying party horns have all been answered for your geeky pleasure. It’s the perfect way to let those around you know that you might take partying a little too seriously. Well done, you.

Buy That Bubbly: How exactly should one go about picking out the right champagne for the evening’s festivities? Inside Hook has the quick guide to buying bottles without looking like a total rookie. We’d add one piece of advice: no one has ever been impressed by screw-top champagne, but no one has ever turned it down either.