Over three centuries ago humanity took a giant leap by discovering the Champagne process, ever since then - celebrations and feasts the world over have featured this golden wine elixir. An essential component of any well rounded wine cabinet, bar and meal, Champagne brings joy and vivacity to the world; it is a delight to toast on its own or to enrich any sophisticated cocktail.
DID YOU KNOW
There are roughly 49 million bubbles in a standard sized bottle of Champagne.
It is said that the undisputedly enlightened French monk Dom Pérignon discovered this most wonderful of human inventions by fermenting a bottle of wine so creatively and perfectly that it produced the first true bottle of Champagne. The French maintain that this is so but their compatriots across the Channel claim a Brit may have accomplished the same feat some 30 years earlier. Whatever the case may be with the original fermentation process, true Champagne must come from Champagne. And it is not only the most elegant wine ever made - it is an essential component of a well lived life. I have long subscribed to Napoleon’s maxim that one in victory, one deserves it and it defeat, one needs it!