Gold Medal Champers


WHISTLER, B.C. — According to an article on, André Saint-Jacques, owner of Whistler’s trendy Barefoot Bistro, — voted the area’s top dinning destination by Vancouver Magazine‘s last year — will be offering gold-medal-winning athletes free bottles of champagne, courtesy, we assume, of his preferred client status (Barefoot’s cellar is home to some 20,000 bottles of wine) with champagne house Moët & Chandon.

According to the report, the French house sent 100 jeroboams (three litre bottles) of its bubbly to be served to the gold medalists and 30 salmanzars (nine litres), which Saint-Jacques will be reserving for Canadian winners.

No word yet on whether Alexandre Bilodeau or Maelle Ricker have made their reservations. However, if they do, rest assured that they will be getting a crash course in sabrage, the art of opening champagne with a sword, as Saint-Jacques holds the Guinness World Record, opening 21 bottles in one minute.

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