Bubbly on a Budget

23 Feb

Two Pots of Coffee and A Slice of Pie at Midnight

A Valentine’s Day co-post by Melissa Haskin and Anneka Miller.

Pop!

Either on the deck under the stars or at The Nines Hotel with a rose petal turn down service, why is it always a bottle of sparkling wine?

It’s a tradition that goes back to the Roman conquest. But back then it wasn’t the champagne we know today. In the 1500s, the English first discovered that adding extra sugar to a bottle of wine and sealing it created an effervescing effect. It took another 100 years to perfect the technique.

Champagne, one French version of sparkling wine, became popular in the French court of Versailles. “Royalty loved the novelty of sparkling wine,” Kolleen M. Guy, associate professor and author told Life’s Little Mysteries. “It was said to have positive effects on women’s beauty and man’s wit.” King Louis XV’s mistress Madame de Pompadour is quoted saying

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