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Climate Change Is Putting English Sparkling Wine on the Map

Climate Change Is Putting English Sparkling Wine on the Map

English Sparkling Wine is having a moment. What was once Champagne’s invitation-only pool party, attended exclusively by the world’s most finely honed palates, is now being invaded by cannonballing English sparkling wine producers. This is thanks to a number of fortuitous elements coming together to create a right-time, right-place kind of scenario. First of all, […]

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That Time Stephen Hawking Threw a Champagne Party for Time Travelers

That Time Stephen Hawking Threw a Champagne Party for Time Travelers

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking likes two things: simple experiments and Champagne. So he combined the two and solved one of humanity’s age old questions: Will humans ever be able to time travel? Hawking threw a Champagne party for time travelers complete with Krug and hors d’oeuvres in 2009, and didn’t release the invitations until after […]

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Why Are Champagne Bottles So Heavy?

Why Are Champagne Bottles So Heavy?

As you might have noticed, the bottles of bubbly on your local shop’s shelves tend to be significantly heavier than those other bottles of basic red and white. No, this isn’t some strange coincidence, and no, you’re definitely not going crazy. Heavier sparkling wine bottles are most definitely a thing and are 100 percent bottled that […]

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Napoleon & Moët: A Secret History

Napoleon & Moët: A Secret History

When you think of Napoleon, pink Champagne is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But in addition to exposing the complex all short men struggle with and pushing his way to victory in the Battle of Austerlitz, Napoleon had a very close connection to the Moët & Chandon Champagne dynasty.

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