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Fizzy Fridays: The Accidental Discovery of Champagne.

Did you know that not only was its creation not intentional, but it was also thought of as a flaw?

Champagne, Bubbles, Fizzy Friday, Wine, Sparkling Wine.

Welcome to the beginning of Fizzy Fridays where at the end of each week we will embark on a journey through the sparkling realms of indulgence as we pop open the enchanting world of champagne and sparkling wine. Fizzy Friday's is not just a celebration of bubbles; it's a salute to the finer things in life, a weekly rendezvous with sophistication, and an exploration of the diverse and exquisite flavors that effervescent libations have to offer.

Each Friday, we unveil a new gem from the world of champagne or sparkling wine, inviting you to savor the distinct character, the subtle notes, and the effervescent charm that makes each bottle unique. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or an enthusiastic newcomer to the world of bubbly, Fizzy Friday's promises to be a delightful journey of discovery.

Join us as we pop corks, clink glasses, and raise a toast to the artistry of sparkling winemaking. From the classic elegance of traditional Champagne to the innovative twists of sparkling wines from around the globe, Fizzy Friday's is your passport to effervescent ecstasy.

Let the effervescence begin, and may your Fridays be forever Fizzy!

Glasses of Champagne

The Accidental Discovery of Champagne...

What better way to begin our first Fizzy Friday with the history of the accidental discovery of bubbles? Did you know that not only was its creation not intentional, but it was also thought of as a flaw? The discovery of champagne can be traced back to 17th-century France, where the effervescent wine was stumbled upon by accident. The story revolves around the Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon, who is often mistakenly credited with inventing champagne. While he did make significant contributions to winemaking process, the discovery of champagne's unique effervescence was not his intentional creation.

In the cool climate of the Champagne region, winemakers faced challenges during the fermentation process as temperatures dropped, causing fermentation to halt. As winter arrived, fermentation would pause and then resume in the warmer spring months. The trapped carbon dioxide from the initial fermentation would then create bubbles in the wine, resulting in a sparkling effect.

Initially, winemakers viewed the effervescence as a flaw and tried to prevent it. Bottles would sometimes explode due to the pressure created by the trapped carbon dioxide. However, as time passed, the delightful taste and effervescent nature of the wine gained popularity.

The accidental discovery of champagne's bubbles turned out to be a serendipitous moment in the world of winemaking. Over time, this sparkling wine became associated with celebration and luxury, evolving into the iconic beverage we know today.

While Dom Pérignon played a role in refining winemaking techniques in the region, the creation of champagne was ultimately a delightful accident, born out of the unique climatic conditions and the perseverance of winemakers to adapt to the challenges they faced.

Here’s to nights of bubbly bliss and sparkling memories.

Sparkler and Champage bottle popping open

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