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Make Mine Bubbly
Champagne. It has bubbles. Discovered by Dom Perignon, who said, ‘I am drinking stars’. Made for celebrations, particularly well-suited for pouring over your head. The best way to open it is to ‘pop’ the cork-the louder, the better. Right?
Well…it does have bubbles. And it IS well-suited to celebrations. But almost everything else we ‘know’ about Champagne is a fallacy. It wasn’t created by a blind monk. In fact, it wasn’t intentionally created, period. The cellars in Champagne were so cold in winter that yeast would go dormant. The vignerons, thinking the wine was finished, would bottle it. In the spring, the yeasts would ‘wake up’ and start bubbling away in the bottle. The bubbles were considered a flaw until the Champenois discovered that the Duc d’Orleans and the British liked bubbly wines and would pay more for them. The Russians developed a powerful thirst for bubbly, Champagne Charlie got the Americans on board, and the rest is history. Delicious, bubbly history.
Normally, we’d be hosting our holiday Champagne tasting tonight, diving deep into Blanc de Blancs vs Pinot Noir, Farmer’s Fizz vs Grande Marques, and even domestic sparklers vs Champagne. Clearly, there will be none of that this year.
But….we think a year of social distancing, awkward adaptations, and considerable anxiety probably calls for more bubbly. Certainly not less. And we’d like to share. So we have applied our deepest discounts ever to our favorite Champagnes and a few sparkling wines, available online only, today through Tuesday.
Pick your bottle(s). Then ease the cork out slowly, and raise a glass to better days. Together, we’ll all get through this. Here’s to hope-and bubbles!