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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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The 10 Bestselling Champagne Brands In the World

The 10 Bestselling Champagne Brands In the World

When it comes to sparkling wine, Champagne is king. There’s nothing more fun, festive, or straight-up fancy than a good old bottle of bubbly from the most renowned region of them all. Champagne’s terroir makes it extremely difficult to craft these precious bottles of bubbly, which also makes life as a winemaker in this glorious region less […]

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No, Organic Wine Doesn’t Actually Taste Better

No, Organic Wine Doesn’t Actually Taste Better

In a world full of green juice, acai bowls, and whole-grain everything, we as consumers are bombarded with all things “natural.” ”Regular,” non-organic food and beverages just don’t make the cut anymore. We’ve been molded by the market to feel some sort of shame, a guilt, even, when purchasing that non-organic bag of apples or “regular” […]

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5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

What’s better than wine? Wine with bubbles, of course! The sparkling wine trend is booming. In 2015, Americans consumed over 21 million cases of wine, according to the Wine Institute. For winemakers, this means two things: First of all, there’s a much bigger reward in focusing on producing excellent sparkling wine, since consumers are clamoring […]

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