A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 29, 2013
“The ear’s loss is the palate’s gain” (opening champagne)

"The ear’s loss is the palate’s gain” describes the pop of opening a bottle of champagne. The saying has been cited in print since at least November 2009, but it could be much older.


Bubbly & Sweet
Whatever Pops Your Cork – How to open a bottle of Champagne
By SparklingLala on Nov 15, 2009 in Champagne Tips
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There’s an old saying about opening Champagne:  “The ear’s loss is the palate’s gain.”

Slashfood
How to Open Champagne - Uncorking the Bubbles
by LeNell Smothers, Posted Dec 4th 2009 @ 12:30PM
(...)
An old saying goes, “The ears loss is the palate’s gain.”

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Opening Champagne, the ear’s loss is the palate’s gain. - Mixellany
11:37 AM - 21 Mar 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, April 29, 2013 • Permalink