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The Story Of Champagne Charlie: American Champagne Pioneer, Accused Confederate Spy, And One Time Owner Of Denver

The Story Of Champagne Charlie: American Champagne Pioneer, Accused Confederate Spy, And One Time Owner Of Denver

He’s known as the man who popularized Champagne in America. He was also held as a Confederate spy for months, that is until Emperor Napoleon the Third impressed upon President Lincoln to secure his release. A broke, broken man, he made a comeback when someone gave him the deeds to a third of all the […]

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These 8 Photos Show The World Why The French Should Be Embarrassed To Sell Champagne To The Rich Kids Of Instagram

These 8 Photos Show The World Why The French Should Be Embarrassed To Sell Champagne To The Rich Kids Of Instagram

A flute of good Champagne is one of the world’s nicest ways to toast a wonderful evening — and, as is common, a great year. As no good deed goes unpunished, the French have been rewarded for giving Champagne to the world by providing us with a beverage used by classless teenagers of wealth as photographic markers […]

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4 Offbeat Bubblies To Consider Before Champagne This New Year’s Eve

4 Offbeat Bubblies To Consider Before Champagne This New Year’s Eve

I love Champagne, but let’s all be honest, Champagne is expensive, so sometimes it’s fun to go with geekier and more affordable choices. Here are my four recommendations for a geeky New Year’s Eve. Crémant de Bourgogne: Basically the bubbly of Burgundy. There’s all kinds of good news with these beautiful bottles. Starting at $20 […]

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Sparkling Wine Accessories For New Year’s Eve

Sparkling Wine Accessories For New Year’s Eve

What New Year’s Eve party would be complete without a little bubbly? While we at VinePair don’t believe that you need a specific glass for a specific kind of wine, we sure do think it’s fun to buy interesting glassware—especially for a celebration. The classic Champagne flute is perfectly suitable for your sparkling wine, but […]

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