Why the World Celebrates with Champagne? October 03 2016
Truly, the holiday is coming and you can almost feel the winter breeze and you hear the Christmas songs, gifts, toys and other pieces of Christmas stuff. Popping the cork and toasting a glass of fizzy champagne is a good way to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones and relatives. In fact, households from all around the world consider popping a bottle of champagne as part of the celebration. Indeed, such good wine is used to mark a special occasion.
Champagne is a bubbly light-colored wine with its sweet taste and has been associated with luxury in parties, gatherings, and other events by the aristocrats in most part of Europe. Back then, only the elite individuals can afford such wine and it symbolizes peers of the realm. Then here comes the French revolution and the champagne becomes a part of the secular rituals that somehow replaces other religious rituals that are using wine. A good example of that is you can use the champagne christening a ship without the help of the priest. It was considered as holy water and become popular as well in many religious events like weddings and baptism.
Is Champagne from England?
There are so many theories about where champagne was originated. Some would say that it was developed in France where a monk accidentally discovers the carbon dioxide reaction in his cave. But there are also claims that champagne was originally produced back in England where the technology of bottle and corking in the latter part of the 1500s. The problem is, the right amount of sugar and they take for about a century just to perfect the taste. Then, the drink became popular to Paris among the wealthy people.
World Drinking Phenomenon
The good wine became a world drinking phenomena when the product was introduced to the world market in the 19th century. The drink is often used for the joyous occasion from the smashing bottle in weddings to maiden voyage. Today, you can see champagne as part of triumphant moment particularly in sports or even career. The F1 racing champion and runner-ups, for example, are popping their bottle of champagne and celebrate their prize along with the racing fans. The same way in the NBA, as soon as the game is over, you can see the entire team at their locker room as they go crazy with the champagnes.
Aside from popping up the cork, there is another way on how to uncork the bottle and this is called as sabering or sabrage in French. In most wedding and other elegant occasions, sabering champagne is the highlight of the celebration where a man stands in the midst of the crowd and shows off his elegant champagne saber, as he removes the foil and the wire of the bottle, he simply slides the sword and the lip of the bottle together with the cork flies. This kind of technique was originated after the French revolution as Napoleon together with his crusaders impressed the European aristocrats using their sabers when uncorking the good wine.