Photo by  @maja_danica

Photo by @maja_danica

Who says Monday means you stop being effervescent? Pop the cork on your bubbles and sip as you consider this magical elixir's long and strange history.

Effervescence in wine was first noted in Ancient Greece and Rome, and over time the misunderstood bubbles began to be attributed to phases of the moon. The Champagne region was actually one of the earliest places bubbles were known to come from in the Middle Ages, but they were considered an undesirable flaw in the divine drink, and many buyers sent it back. Since the presence of bubbles wasn't understood, some critics called sparkling wines "The Devil's Wine." 

It's a good thing that tastes have come around. Now we can sparkle and fros√© all day. 

Liz PearComment