Today (December 31) is National Champagne Day and what better way to celebrate than to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne?
There are several stories about how expensive wine was invented. Many believe that champagne was invented by Dom PÃ©rignon, a Benedictine monk, when he discovered the âChampagne methodâ at the Abbey of Hautvilliers in 1697.
However, according to the Adam Smith Institute, the method of making sparkling wine was discovered in 1662 by an Englishman called Christopher Merret. The scientist actually gave a paper to the Royal Society 35 years before Perignon’s “discovery” detailing how to add sugar to finished wine, creating secondary fermentation in the bottle.
How it was invented, the champagne itself is named after the region where it is grown and made in France. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the region of Champagne – thought to derive from the Celtic “kann pan” which means “the white country” – is divided into two parts; Dry Champagne (Pouilleuse, which also translates to “bad”) in the west and Humide (humid) Champagne in the east. The region is home to a wide range of vineyards, with many of the most famous champagne brands based there.
According to Statista Holiday Season and New Year 2019 investigation, 26% of Americans will toast the New Year with a glass of champagne, drinking brands such as Dom Perignon. The same survey indicates that 29% of Americans do not drink champagne exclusively at midnight and will consume sparkling wine all night.
Known for its price as well as its sparkling, some bottles of champagne are worth thousands, sometimes millions of dollars. According to Online finance, the following bottles are the most expensive in 2019:
- 2013 The Taste of Diamonds – $ 2.07 million
- 2013 Armand de Brignac RosÃ© Midas 30 Liters – $ 275,000
- 2011 Armand de Brignac 15 liters – $ 90,000
- 1996 Dom PÃ©rignon Rose Gold Mathusalem – $ 49,000
- CuvÃ©e Juglar 1820 – $ 43,500
- 1959 Dom Perignon – $ 42,350
- 1841 Veuve Clicquot – $ 34,000
- 1928 Krug – $ 21,200
- Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut 1990 Millenium CuvÃ©e Mathusalem – $ 18,800
- Shipwrecked Champagne – an average of $ 14,181 per bottle
To make the most of National Champagne Day, News week teamed up with Track coupon to come up with offers that will supply the wine rack for the year 2020.
National Champagne Day 2019 offers
Drizly Alcohol Delivery is offering $ 15 off a purchase of $ 30 or more with the code CFSCHAMPAGNE on December 31, 2019 only. To verify drizly.com to see all the products offered.
- Classic champagne gift basket, which includes sparkling La Marca, appetizers, chocolates and more.
- Champagne & Truffles, which includes sparkling wines, French truffles and more.
- Let’s make a toast to you, which includes La Marca Prosecco, Dark Chocolate Cashews and Sea Salt, and more.
Crystal Plus is offering an additional 10% discount on all glasses for your champagne needs using code CF10, December 31, 2019, only on crystalplus.com
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