National Champagne Day:
Celebrated annually on every December 31st, the National Champagne Day honors one of the most loved celebratory wines – the Champagne! If you love the bubbles or the sparkles in your wine, it’s the perfect way to bid adieu to the current year with your favorite bottle of Champagne and with your favorite people!
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Why Champagne Day?
It is rare to find someone who doesn’t love some Sparkling wine. The truest Champagne comes from France’s Champagne region. Champagne’s soil and temperature are highly suitable to cultivate different varieties of grapes and indeed eight of them.
The French government controls the rights to which wine can be called Champagne. To label your sparkling wine as Champagne, you must make them from one of the grape varieties grown in France. Generally, the Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, or Pinot Noir are employed in the making of Champagne. Champagne is uniquely created by letting it ferment in the bottle. The trapped Co2 gives champagne its bubbles and sparkle!
In 1662, the creation of Champagne is credited to Mr. Christopher Merret, a scientist for experimenting on sugar to generate secondary fermentation. This experiment paved the way for the carbonation of the wine.
Also Dom Perignon, a monk who was in charge of the cellar at Abbey of Hautvillers is given tremendous credit for bringing in the practice of using thicker bottles and quality corks to prevent the bottles from bursting due to fermentation of the champagne. He also bears the credit for the various Champagne blends created by him.
The popularity of Champagne can be traced back to the French Courts as well as for special occasions and luxurious dinners! Today too we see Champagne being an integral part of all the celebrations.
The first American champagne was prepared using Catawba grapes near Cincinnati in 1842. Today new wines cannot have the label of “champagne” unless the companies existed before 2006. These companies could include “Champagne” to their sparkling wine if they mentioned their region too. I.e American Champagne, California Champagne, Italian Champagne, etc. since the 1890s, the California Champagne is called “the bubbly” and it also went by the label of “giggle water” during the 1920s.
While Champagne can be a costly affair, you can still add some pop and fizz by trying the many varieties of sparkling wine from the South of France, Italy, and California. These wines will serve your celebrations perfectly too without shrinking your pockets!
The Champagne Day is celebrated officially on August 4th, but Champagne Day celebrations on December 31st, the New year’s eve has gained much popularity for the popular phrase “It’s Champagne Day”. It’s a common tradition to open up a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the New Year!
How Can We Celebrate National Champagne Day?
- Pop open a bottle of Champagne or bubbly!
Instead of the regular wine for lunch and dinner, pop open your favorite champagne or bubbly and enjoy it all day! Else hit your favorite bar to enjoy a glass of Champagne today!
- Invite friends to celebrate Champagne Day!
Celebrations are void without people. Invite friends and family for a joyful tasting of different varieties of champagne today!
- Don’t over drink and definitely no drink driving this Champagne Day!
It is also crucial to not over drink Champagne for many good reasons. And certainly no drunk driving. Make plans in advance as to who will drive you home or a place to crash after the party is over!
- Create some Champagne mocktails
Celebrate the day by trying your hand at some Champagne mocktails. Look up some cool Champagne mocktail recipes online.
- Show some Champagne love on social media!
Celebrate the Champagne Day by sharing your favorite Sparkling wine or a new Champagne mocktail recipe you found online! Encourage friends and family to get into the spirit of champagne Day celebrations! Use hashtags #NationalChampagneDay and #ChampagneDay to share your posts today!
Interesting Facts About National Champagne Day:
Here are some cool facts about Champagne that you did not know!
- Every year the Wimbledon event uses up nearly 28,000 bottles of Champagne
- During the 19th century, the socially elite regarded Champagne to be the best product to polish their shoes
- There are 49 million bubbles in a Champagne bottle of 750ml
- Champagne releases 30 bubbles each second
- A new study reveals that Champagne prevents loss of memory
- The UK is the 2nd highest consumer of Champagne after France
History of National Champagne Day:
The origin and the founder of the National Champagne Day are unknown. The founder must have been busy partying and forgot to leave his name!