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    Question bottle of crystal

    Hello.

    I have a question.

    After a man asked his girlfriend to marry him, he said
    "There's a bottle of Crystal on ice at my place".

    Does "a bottle of Crystal" always mean "champagne"?
    Do people call champagne crystal because it's a brand name of
    champagne?


    Thank you,
    Tara


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    Re: bottle of crystal

    Disappointingly, googling brings up "Crystal Pepsi".

    I have not met the term "crystal" for champagne, and there is certainly no French champagne of that name.

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    Re: bottle of crystal

    Hello Anglika,

    Yes, I found "Crystal Pepsi", too.
    But it is not likely that the man invites his girlfriend for Pepsi
    after asking her to marry him.
    I forgot to mention it, but he's very rich man.

    So I thought it could be something special such as champagne
    or wine.
    But I'm not sure now. It might be pepsi or totally different thing.
    I'll keep searching.

    Thank you for your time and kind remark.
    Tara

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    Re: bottle of crystal

    Cristal is the brand name of an expensive champagne. It's properly pronounced "cree-STAHL," but a lot of folks just say "crystal."

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    Re: bottle of crystal

    Hello Ouisch,

    Thank you very much for your kind explanation
    and showing URL to Wikipedia!

    I'm so glad to be able to understand what the man is talking about.

    Tara

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    Re: bottle of crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Cristal is the brand name of an expensive champagne. It's properly pronounced "cree-STAHL," but a lot of folks just say "crystal."
    Phew! Thanks for explaining that. My over-active imagination was entertaining a most unromantic image, involving crystal meth . (Crystal Methamphetamine Fast Facts). Too much junk television

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    Re: bottle of crystal

    Apparently you don't listen to or watch MTV, Bob.

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    Re: bottle of crystal

    Hello BobK,

    Thank you for your comment.

    When I consulted with my dictionaries, I found "methamphetamine"
    as a definition of cristal. So, I thought about the possiblity, too.
    I mean, some couples might enjoy it after vowing eternal love.


    I really appreciate all of you for searching and answering
    my question.

    Tara

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