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Champagne: Commodifying the women who built an empire
"Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!" Dom Pérignon, the French monk (incorrectly) attributed to discovering champagne, is romantically remembered exclaiming this as he sipped on the effervescent beverage in the 17th century (Epstein, 2011). Pérignon was followed by many other men in characterizing the refined beverage that is enjoyed at celebrations all over the world. In thinking of champagne, one might, as Becky Sue Epstein reminisced in her history on champagne, imagine popular male characters like James Bond enigmatically sipping on champagne, or male athletes popping a bottle open in celebration. Champagne is a drink synonymous with starry skies, black cocktail dresses, and the flowery words on a page of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. He even famously wrote, "I'll drink your champagne. I'll drink every drop of it, I don't care if it kills me." It is universally accepted as a mood setter, an aphrodisiac as Catherine the Great was convinced (Epstein, 2011). It is recognized as a toast to celebration and accomplishment, Epstein (2011) writing, “champagne continues to be the beverage that signals special occasions and celebrations, no matter what the climate or the economy is like – in life as well as on screen” (p. 11). Historically, champagne has represented this idea of celebration since is acceptance in the 17th century, however, it has celebrated men and sexualized women despite the feminist champions who built the champagne empire as a whole.
"In What Furnace Was Thy Brain?"*
*From "The Tyger" by William Blake Most amino acids build proteins. Undeniably important, they are the basis of the body's structure. Nevertheless, some amino acids have other roles, roles that help sew together the vast complex of protein structures into a seamlessly moving, thinking creature.
The Many Faces Of Fire Water
Moonshine is a high-proof liquor with a rich history. It gets its name from the illegal practice of making it. There are no rules to creating moonshine. Just four ingredients; cornmeal, sugar, water, and yeast, and simple equipment. It doesn’t require time to mature like wine, so it can be drunk on the same day it was bottled. The simplicity of making it is what attracts a lot of people to brew it at home. This smooth, slightly sweet, beverage began in Britain around the 15th century and is still being made today, despite its illegal status in most states. June 5th is the day we honor moonshine. So, today we’ll discuss its many uses outside of having a good time.
10 No-Fuss Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day
Every year for St. Patrick's Day, my husband and I celebrate in a rather heretical fashion: the American way. In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is not a boozy holiday, but a religious reminder of Saint Patrick and all of his kind deeds. Like most holidays, this Americanized Irish celebration has strayed far from the original intention and meaning, and been replaced with a favored popular pastime; drinking. So, in celebration, I have for you ten of our favorite easy to make cocktails to enjoy at home.
The Alcoholic History Of Vodka
I am no stranger to the bar, the cigar bar to be more precise. I have been requested to cover two things: A). History B). F*cked up stories from Florida
The Top 6 Healthiest Dry Red Wines That Undoubtedly Pack a Big Punch!
Do you need an excuse to uncork a bottle and take a sip of your favorite pinot noir or malbec? Of course not, right? Drinking red wines may offer many health benefits. It’s helpful in heart disease, cancer, low blood pressure, and so on.
Ashley Marie's Best Tequila Cocktails feat. Calirosa
Hey dolls! I hope you all are having a wonderful day wherever you are! If you know anything about me, you know that I love a good girls’ night. Getting dolled up and heading out for the night is fabulous, but sometimes you just need to take an evening to catch up with your sisters.
To Kir, or Kir Royale?
Despite being the plebeian I am, I have been fortunate enough to have traveled well-beyond where I was born here in the United States of America. In fact, I can't actually remember the state where I was born. I was too young, and we moved when I was six months old due to my father being re-stationed. He was in the military.
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Things to Look for In a Website Maintenance Services
There is a reason why website maintenance services are put together. It could be to sell something, share information, do email marketing, or offer to take care of websites. Whatever the site is for, it needs to be kept up-to-date to do its job.
Digital Marketing Agency: Everything You Need to Know
A lot has changed in the business world in the last ten years. One of the biggest changes is that marketing plans for big and small businesses now have to be different. A big part of the change is to hire a digital marketing agency.
A Difficult Time
From 1955 to 1965 there was a war right in the middle of America. No, it wasn’t a war like World War II or the Revolutionary War. It was a war for the heart and soul of this country to determine once and for all if America was really going to be a land of equal opportunity for all. It is a war that eventually took on the name of “The Civil Rights Movement.”
The Best Temperature for a Wine: Get the Perfect Pour Every Time
The Best Temperature for a Wine: Get the Perfect Pour Every Time If you’re like most people, you have at least one bottle of wine in your refrigerator at any given moment. You also likely pour yourself a glass at home every now and then to unwind after a long day of work. But have you ever wondered what the best temperature is to keep your wine in? And why would you even need to worry about that anyway? What should be the best temperature to serve wine? Does red wine need to be served at different temperatures than white wine? How do I know when my wine has been stored at the wrong temperature long enough that it might taste bad?
Annotation Strategies for Computer Vision Training Data
It is well known that data science teams dedicate significant time and resources to developing and managing training data for AI and machine learning models — and the principal requisite for it is high-quality computer vision datasets. It is common for problems to stem from poor in-house tooling, labeling rework, difficulty locating data, and difficulties in collaborating & iterating on distributed teams’ data.
Top 5 Best Movies 2020
No doubt about it: in 2022, motion pictures are back, back, back. Following two years of deferred discharges, shut picture houses, and ended creations, the film has retaliated - the principal half of this current year has carried with it a surge of magnificent practices in film dominance, from terrific blockbusters and scuzzy delights to delicate person dramatizations and sort busting huge advantages. It's more clear than at any other time that the big-screen experience has such a great amount to offer, shipping us to fresh-out-of-the-box new universes - or taking us more profound into our own - and interfacing us with intense, splendid characters en route.
Does My Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Need to Be ATEX Certified?
Not all vacuums are the same. In fact, there are several different types of industrial vacuums that can be used in vacuum cleaner in areas where flammable gases or vapors may be present, ATEX-certified vacuums are designed to be used safely there.
The Cost of Independence
Establishment of British Rule in the Indian Subcontinent British entered the subcontinent in the 15th century as traders. They established the East India Company to facilitate their trade in the subcontinent. At that time, the magnificent Mughal Empire (a prominent Muslim Empire) was ruling India and the majority of the population was Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs. After the death of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir in 1707, Mughal Empire started weakening due to internal and external issues. English men gradually started interfering in politics and exploiting the resources of India in the name of trade and economic development. In 1857, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs fought a war of independence against the British but due to an untrained army, lack of coordination, and funds, they lost the war. The British became the sole owners of India in 1858 and occupied all the Indian provinces after killing the entire royal family during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was sent into exile.
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