For most of us, Champagne takes its place during times of celebration. The sound of the opening pop has a Pavlovian effect on the human ear, as a former server I know this to be true. The pop rings in your ear and triggers an automatic response of “Heeeeeeeyy !!” from everyone in the room. Almost the same response as the sound of a glass crashing to the floor.
Ever since Dom Perignon (supposedly) invented the Champagne method of making the drink, it has been a symbol of luxury and decadence. The houses and growers have carefully crafted an image for themselves that has kept this status cleverly in tact, and over time celebrities have helped to promote what every “good time” should include – a bottle of bub.
Madame Lily Bollinger did much to immortalize the drink and create the justification for Champagne being regarded as an essential necessity of life. “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it, unless I’m thirsty. “
Marie Anoinette was so in love with the life of excess and Champagne, she had a mold made from her breast to drink the bubbly. Marie felt that her breast would make a perfect mold for drinking Champagne. There is even an “original mold” preserved at a museum of France, which is the basis of all coupe glasses.
On December 9th, here at Maslow 6 wine shop, one of the world’s finest Champagne gurus Mollie Battenhouse will take us through a flight of some of the most poppin’ Champagnes that exist and justify why you should drink more of it. Allow me to throw in another famous quote, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – Mark Twain
Click here event_details.faces?id=100 to check out the details and sign up for our party… I mean, educational seminar. What’s a Champagne party without Don Ho and his famous “Tiny Bubbles” tune? We’ll be playing that.