Champagne-ing and Entertaining
Ah, Champagne (pronounced Shom-PAHN-ya, if you ask The Continental) - such a misunderstood drink. We started thinking about it after we got our bottle of Yellow Tail Sparkling, and realized that many people think it's only for special occasions, when it can be a great wine anytime. Our Liquor Snob brethren swear you'll see God by mixing champagne and absinthe, but we're not entirely convinced. We are convinced, however, that people shouldn't be afraid of getting a little sparkle into their wine.
Why? Because, when we drink Champagne (let’s call it that for efficiency), we become one with royalty, romance, tradition, seduction, myth, celebrity and hedonism. Madame de Pompadour, maitresse-en-titre to Louis XV, believed that Champagne was the only thing a beautiful woman should drink. That’s all she sipped. And when she sipped it, the French court followed. Champagne became, and still is, the beverage of royalty.
via Napa Valley Register
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Posted by Head Wino at August 30, 2007 6:34 PM