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Why does one drink Champagne to celebrate?

INTRODUCTION

Sparkling champagne, as distinct from its ancestor, the still wine from the Champagne region, was very soon associated with festivities of all kinds in the England of the Restoration period (late 17th century), where and when this type of wine was «invented».

 

This period was one of new fortunes and some extravagant behaviour. Sparkling champagne, because of its visibly different and mobile nature (the bubbles), and perhaps also for the rapid effect of “euphoria” it produced on those who drank it, was an ideal drink for such consumers. It was different and amusing. The same was true when, some forty years later, this type of wine became fashionable in France under the Regency. Such habits remained and gradually became more widespread. Champagne thus became the wine used to celebrate all kinds of events, both private and public.

 

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