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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.Talia NicolePublished 8 months ago in Proof
"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.D. Thea BaldrickPublished 9 months ago in Proof
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.M.L. LewisPublished 10 months ago in Proof
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.E.L. Martin
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 FloridaJessica Bugg
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.Ashley Marie Rosas
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.Mimi SonnerPublished 2 years ago in Proof
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Baby skin care routine
A baby’s skin is very special and delicate, so it needs special attention. Babies have much thinner and more delicate skin than adults, so it is important to take extra care to keep it healthy and protected. It is essential to follow a good skin care routine for your baby to maintain healthy skin and prevent any skin irritation or infection. 1. Bath Time Bath time is an important part of your baby’s skin care routine. You should bathe your baby at least once a day using warm, not hot, water and mild baby soap. Make sure to avoid using any harsh soaps or bubble baths, as these can be irritating to your baby’s skin. After washing, it is important to gently pat your baby’s skin dry with a soft towel. 2. Moisturizing Moisturizing your baby’s skin is important to use a moisturizer specifically designed for babies, as regular moisturizers can be too harsh for their delicate skin. Apply the moisturizer after bathing, while the skin is important to gently pat your baby’s skin dry with a soft towel. 3. Apply the sunscreen: at least 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 hours. Make sure to cover any exposed areas such as the face, arms, and legs. It is also important to dress your baby in loose-fitting, light-colored clothing and a hat with a brim to further protect them from the sun. 4. Diaper Rash Diaper rash is a common skin issue that babies experience. To help prevent diaper rash, it is important to change diapers often, keep the area clean and dry, and avoid using any harsh products on the skin. If your baby does get diaper rash, you can use a gentle, fragrance-free diaper cream to soothe the skin. 5. Cradle Cap Cradle cap is a common skin condition in babies that causes a scaly, yellow-ish patch on the scalp. It is usually not itchy or uncomfortable for the baby and usually clears up on its own without treatment. To help prevent cradle cap, make sure to wash your baby’s hair with a mild baby shampoo and brush it gently with a soft brush. These are the basic steps for a good baby skin care routine. Following this routine will help keep your baby’s skin healthy and prevent any skin irritation or infection. Additionally, it is important to make sure your baby’s skin is clean and dry,and to avoid using any harsh soaps or products on their skin. If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s skin, it is important to speak to your pediatrician.Beauty secretPublished about 15 hours ago in Proof
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List of Top 20 Document Clearings in Dubai
Document clearing is a process of verifying and authenticating documents for submission to the government, businesses, and other entities in Dubai. In Dubai, there are many document clearing services that make sure paperwork is correct and follows local rules. This article provides a list of the top 20 document clearings in Dubai.
Business Rules That Only Apply to Ibiza
Are you planning to open a new venue in Ibiza? If so, it is crucial to understand the unique business rules that apply to this beautiful island.Fatima Hernandez
How to make money in easy way to vocal media??
As a beginner, you can earn money on Vocal Media simply by publishing articles and generating traffic from various sources, regardless of the demographic. Having published over 50 articles myself, I am determined to increase my output to 1000 by the end of 2021. Writing for Vocal Media is, in my opinion, one of the most lucrative ways to earn money through writing. While I also write for Medium, my views there range from 90,000 to 100,000, but payment is based on member read time, not the number of views.Priyakarthick
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Have I Crossed the Line?
Have I crossed the line into alcoholism? If you find yourself asking that question, congratulations. You're no slacker in the drinking game. Cheers to not being a slouch! If anything's worth doing, it's worth over-doing. Personally, my favorite brand of booze is more. And if you can relate to that— well, for everyone's sake, keep on reading.C.J. PiperataPublished 2 days ago in Proof
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