$300 Million Warship Christened with $8 Bottle of Wine!

Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum

Help Support Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum:

lilvixen

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2016
Messages
195
Reaction score
108
Oh, she debunked my initial thought:

"Because it’s considered bad luck to require multiple attempts before shatter is achieved, Tester actually practiced her swing, both against her tractor and with a wooden replica bottle. And John Torrisi of Lockheed Martin Corporation, the company that built the ship, told Unfiltered via email that Barefoot was hardly a last-minute supermarket pick-up. 'We settled on using the Barefoot sparkling wine after doing a study using various Champagne brands and bottle types. In the end, we chose the one that broke most consistently when scored. For whatever reason, the Barefoot bottle breaks in all climates from 10° below to 100° F and always produces a consistent splash for photography/videography.'"

That's the kind of research study I'd find fascinating.
 
Joined
Feb 25, 2017
Messages
4,804
Reaction score
4,146
Location
Centerville, Northern Virginia
And John Torrisi of Lockheed Martin Corporation, the company that built the ship, told Unfiltered via email that Barefoot was hardly a last-minute supermarket pick-up. 'We settled on using the Barefoot sparkling wine after doing a study using various Champagne brands and bottle types. In the end, we chose the one that broke most consistently when scored.

Would like to know what that study cost us!
 

Johny99

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2010
Messages
969
Reaction score
639
Too much science! Did I say that out loud?

Really, research to make sure it is a weak bottle?
 

shrewsbury

Junior Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2015
Messages
111
Reaction score
20
so they used a scientific method to back a superstition?

Nice way to spend our hard earned dollars!
 
Top