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9 Sparkling Facts About Champagne.
1. Champagne is produced in Northern France. There have been vineyards in this region since at least Roman times or even earlier. It is only classed as champagne if it comes from this region. Anywhere else, it’s sparkling wine.
2. Dom Pierre Perignon was a Benedictine monk who perfected the champagne-making. Originally, sparkling wine experiments were conducted for the kings and queens in the 17th century France.
3. It is fermented from three types of grapes. Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, (both red grapes) and Chardonnay, a type of white grape.
4. Champagne’s bubbles are formed during a second fermentation process. This is because sugar and yeast are added which react with each other to form carbon dioxide. This gas creates millions of bubbles trapped in a very small space.
5. The Queen of England loves it.
6. There are approximately 49 million bubbles in a 7500ml bottle.
7. A champagne bottle has about 3x as much air pressure as a car tyre.
8. The velocity of a champagne cork can reach 34.8 miles (56km) an hour!
9. The most expensive bottle of champagne ever cost $2.07 million in 2013. It was known as the ‘Taste of Diamond’ and was reportedly designed by Alexander Amosu and Swarowski. It was made from 18-carat solid gold with a deep-cut 19-carat white diamond in its centre. Check out this YouTube video for more.
Are there any health benefits of champagne?
Well, there have been studies that champagne is low in calories and maybe good for your heart and circulation.
A study performed by the University of Reading showed that drinking one to three glasses each week could help to prevent dementia and memory loss. However, the subjects were rats!
It may be good for your skin because champagne detoxifies the skin with antioxidants and evens out your skin tone.
Finally, it could reduce the risk of diabetes by 13%, according to a 2009 Canadian study.
In a nutshell, there isn’t enough convincing evidence to say champagne is good for you. In moderation, it’ll be ok, like for celebrations but, it’s not good for you if you get hit by a flying champagne cork!!
Personally, I find champagne too dry for me, even though I don’t mind a Bucks Fitz. I prefer sparkling wines when they are sweeter.
Do you like champagne? Let me know in the comments box, below.
Sources: glassofbubbly.com, travelfrancebucketlist.com, sophalofabread-tumblr.com, townandcountrymag.com,