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CHAMPION OF BUBBLES

There is no wine quite like Champagne. Adored by people as diverse as Napoleon and Marilyn Monroe, the “sauté-bouchon” (jumping cork in French) as it was once called, has been the dedicated potion of magical nights since the 1600s. The epitome of the French art-de-vivre, the wine was born still, like those of Burgundy or Bordeaux, but wasn’t destined to remain so. A series of mistakes including early bottling led to fermentation to continue inside the bottle – and the effect of sun and heat during transportation would turn the wine into a fizzy beverage by the time it reached the ... Read More »

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