Category Archives: Champagne

Absinthe the “Green Fairy” or Death in the Afternoon”

Ah! the Green Goddess! What is the fascination that makes her so adorable and so terrible?  Aleister Crowley Sometimes known as the ” Green Fairy”, “Green Witch” and the “Green Devil”. Absinthe is a making a comeback, but there is … Continue reading

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Protect Your Brain: Drink More Champagne

If you’re looking for an excuse to drink more bubbly – like we really need one? – here’s some great news from the good folks at University of Reading in England and the Università Degli Studi di Cagliari in Monserrato, … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Useless Wine Accessory?

And now for something completely different. I think I have discovered the world’s most useless, utterly pointless wine accessory – the Champagne Parachute. Here’s the premise. When you fire the cork out of a bottle of sparkling wine, the parachute … Continue reading

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Wine Quote of the Day for February 14, 2007

On February 14th, what could be better than Champagne to toast the ones we love? And who better to speak to the delights of bubbly than the Grand Lady of Champagne herself, Lily Bollinger. Lily was once asked, “When do … Continue reading

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Wine Quote of the Day for February 5, 2007

Whiskey is a slap on the back, and champagne’s a heavy mist before my eyes. Jimmy Stewart from the movie The Philadelphia Story

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