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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: