Posts Tagged ‘champagne’


What am I celebrating?

August 4, 2013

On August 4, 1693, Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk, invented champagne; or so the story goes. Whether or not you believe this version, it makes a good story.  So, on August 4, we raise a glass of something bubbly to celebrate champagne.

Come quickly!  I am tasting stars!

Dom Pierre Perignon


What am I drinking?

August 4, 2012

August 4, 1693 – The Night They Invented Champagne

Tradition has it that a monk invented champagne accidentally, leading to the fabled quotation, “Come quickly, I am tasting stars!”  The story has probably been embellished over the years, but let us lift our glasses in a toast to whoever invented champagne, on this date in 1693, or some other time.

Here is a little Leslie Caron:


What am I thinking of drinking?

July 11, 2012

From Cold Glass – this intriguing Aviation Cocktail.  I have to find some Creme de Violette.

From Vintage Cocktails  – Champagne Cocktails.

And, in keeping with the title of this blog, Chatham Artillery Punch from The Truth About Guns blog.