Three Things Thursday ** Christmas Eve Edition

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

Thanks to NerdInTheBrain for the whole idea!

1. French monks, who created Champagne for the express purpose of tickling our bubble-receptors, and how did they even know we HAD bubble-receptors until they did?

champers
2. French Vanilla Kahlua. And we thought Kahlua was good. Little did we know.

fv kahlua
3. And although there is nothing French about him, Ned. Snoozing on his blannies, along side the tiny Tater family tree.

nex at xmas

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One thought on “Three Things Thursday ** Christmas Eve Edition

  1. hirundine608

    Contrary to legend and popular belief, Dom Pérignon did not invent sparkling wine, though he did make important contributions to the production and quality of both still and sparkling Champagne wines.[6][7] The oldest recorded sparkling wine is Blanquette de Limoux, which was apparently invented by Benedictine Monks in the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, near Carcassonne in 1531.[8] They achieved this by bottling the wine before the initial fermentation had ended. Over a century later, the English scientist and physician Christopher Merret documented the addition of sugar to a finished wine to create a second fermentation, six years before Dom Pérignon set foot in the Abbey of Hautvillers and almost 40 years before it was claimed that the famed Benedictine monk invented Champagne. Merret presented a paper at the Royal Society, in which he detailed what is now called méthode champenoise, in 1662.[9] Merret’s discoveries coincided also with English glass-makers’ technical developments that allowed bottles to be produced that could withstand the required internal pressures during secondary fermentation. French glass-makers at this time could not produce bottles of the required quality or strength. As early as 1663 the poet Samuel Butler referred to “brisk champagne”.[10]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champagne

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