I don't know how old the bottle was. It had to be at least 12 years old, probably more like 15. I looked at it in dismay as I pulled it out of the refrigerator. I just wanted to drink something celebratory with my wife and daughter after Brian Wilson struck out Nelson Cruz for the final out of the 2010 World Series last Monday night. But like a veteran ballplayer, old fizz can surprise.
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