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Who doesn’t have a minute to talk champagne, especially as we begin bubbly season?

Sure, I know you’re already busy

budgeting presents, but here’s a quick hit factoid for you to boost your Bubby IQ: 

Contrary to the classic song in Gigi “The Night They Invented Champagne,” bubbly was not created on one particular night, nor was the monk Dom Perignon solely responsible for its creation.  But bubbly was born in Champagne, France at the end of the 17th Century and for the longest time people considered this frothy wine a mistake. It would begin fermentation in the fall, halt during winter and begin again during the spring, creating that annoying sparkle. Finally, after attempting to tame the bubbles with little success, they decided to accept them and even celebrate them. If you can’t beat ‘em …

 

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