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Why We Drink Champagne On New Year

Kelsey Chesterfield

CHEERS!! We can imagine it’re dressed to the nines in a sleek outfit ready for a night on the town, or decked out head-to-toe in sparkles ready for a dance floor. Or perhaps a slower pace is more your style with a cozy evening at home and allowing the kids to revel in the opportunity to stay up until midnight and bang pots and pans. Regardless of your New Year’s Eve plans, a Champagne glass is bound to be in your hand when you ring in the New Year!

But why Champagne? Why not some other type of special drink?

The answer is actually rather simple. Champagne’s classic effervescent qualities of beautiful, lively bubbles that seem to dance as they float to the top of your glass, and its crisp, fresh flavors has long been known as an expensive indulgence - one to be drunk at special occasions.

Champagne in a flute Champagne, as it turns out, came to life as a result of a happy accident during the fermentation process way back when. It is said that in this “unfortunate” event, barrels ended up freezing which stopped the initial fermentation. The following Spring, temperatures rose and the wine thawed, causing the fermentation to begin again resulting in higher levels of carbon dioxide. The resulting bubbles were considered a great flaw in the wine. However, as history shows, this process has been replicated and refined and now the two-phase fermentation is known as the Traditional Method, or as you’d see on a Champagne bottle: Méthod Traditionelle.

Once Champagne producers perfected the technique, it became a prized beverage for religious events and joyous occasions eventually transforming into a status symbol because of its expensive nature. Ever since, it has solidified its place as just that: a delightful symbol.

The mere mention of Champagne sends visions of elegant celebrations, special events and an all-around feeling of joy. Everything about its presentation oozes significance; from the streamlined bottles, triumphant "POP!" of the cork, watching the foam overflow your stylish Champagne flute to the delicate bubbles that continue to dance on your tongue.

Luckily for us, New Years is just around the corner! If you’re in the market for some fantastic Champagne, we have bottles of our exclusively imported French Champagne left! We can all enjoy popping a bottle of bubbly and toasting to a prosperous 2023!

Vincent d'Astree Brut Champagne

Vincent d'Astree Brut Champagne

• Awarded 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast magazine
• Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Competition
• Exclusive import by Gold Medal Wine Club

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Champagne Accessories gift set

Gift Box: Champagne Gift Set

• 2 bottles of Vincent d'Astree Brut Champagne
• Champagne bottle puller
• Champagne bottle stopper
• 2 Crystal Champagne Flutes

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Champagne and Chocolate Truffles Gift Set

Gift Box: Champagne & Chocolate Truffles

• 3 bottles of Vincent d'Astree Brut Champagne
• Handmade, Chocolate Truffles by Jessica Foster Confections

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Champagne combo case

Combo Case: Imported French Champagne

• 6 bottles of Vincent d'Astree Brut Champagne

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Cheers to you and to everything 2023 has in store!