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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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Dry dog food to help puppies grow faster
Dry dog food can be a great option for helping puppies grow faster, as it is a convenient and easy-to-store option that can provide the necessary nutrients for growth and development.
The Ultimate Guide to Drug Testing Kits
Drug testing kits are becoming increasingly popular as employers, parents, and other individuals look for ways to detect the presence of drugs in a person’s system. Drug testing kits are a convenient and cost-effective way to detect the presence of drugs in a person’s system.
The Sheriff of Nottingham was the hero
It is a common misconception that Robin Hood was a hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. In reality, Robin Hood was a criminal who broke the law and defied authority. On the other hand, the Sheriff of Nottingham, as the representative of law and order, can be considered the true hero of the Robin Hood legends.
Erdinger Alkoholfrei Review
This article is written by Ben Stewart Although Erdinger Weißbräu has a long rich history dating back the brewery’s founding in 1886 by Johann Kienle, Erdinger Alkoholfrei is a much more recent but still highly successful endeavour. Within five years of its introduction in 2001 Erdinger Alkoholfrei become the best-selling alcohol-free beer in the German market, due to placing itself uniquely as not just an alcohol-free beer but an isotonic sports recovery drink.
Transform Your Cooking Experience with These Top Amazon Kitchen Gadgets
Kitchen gadgets can make cooking and food preparation so much easier. They can save you time, make your meals more delicious, and even help you stay healthy. In this post, we'll be sharing the top 3 kitchen gadgets available on Amazon that will revolutionize your cooking experience.Gadget Nation: The Ultimate Guide to the Latest Gadgets and Technology
Stories from the Bible: The Account of Creation
Please note: that science does not take any part of God’s existence and his creation to the earth. It is not a proven factor by science. Science does not take any part of his magic. Scientists only believe what they think about how the earth was formed without a God.
I. Introduction A telephone is a device that allows for communication over a distance by converting sound waves into electrical signals and vice versa. The history of the telephone can be traced back to the late 1800s when Alexander Graham Bell invented the first practical telephone in 1876. Since then, the telephone has undergone significant changes and advancements, making it an essential part of modern communication.
Heroes And Heroines of Indian Republic
What is mean by Republic A republic is a form of government in which the power is held by the people or their elected representatives, rather than by a monarch or dictator. In a republic, the head of state is usually a president or a governor, who is elected by the people. The president or governor serves as the chief executive and is responsible for enforcing the laws and policies of the government.
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