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Champagne and sparkling wine
What’s in a name? In the case of Champagne, a bubbly brouhaha. By international agreement, Champagne is produced exclusively in France’s 76,000-acre—132 square-mile—Champagne region using one specific method—méthode champenoise, also known as traditional method.
Grapple with a lil grape amidst the thistle. Peas in a pod not far from the backyard pepper-patches, prickly pompoms along the side-paths of a city park. This vivid color is a good omen if untouched, fertility is their needled warning.
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.
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The plane had been in the air for a mere 25 seconds when the pilots noticed weird noises and bizarre vibrations they tried several ways to improve the situation but nothing worked the engine surges continued and just over a minute into the fly when the plane reached 3000 feet both engines failed first the right one two seconds later the left one the pilots decided to return to the airport they had just left at the same time they tried to restart the engines nothing seemed to work the flight crew made a decision to pitch the plane down and then level it off perhaps it could help them gain some speed for the Glide but soon they realized they wouldn't make it to the airport was the plane going to crash that's when the Miracle at gotura occurred the morning before the flight started as usual regular pre-flight procedures good weather the members of the flight crew were experienced Pilots a 44 year old Danish Captain with over 8.000 flight hours under his belt and a 34 year old first officer from Sweden with 3.000 hours so what could go wrong the plane itself was almost brand new it was a McDonald Douglas md-81 nicknamed Dana Viking it made its first flight on March 16 1991 by that fateful day the aircraft had been in service for a mere nine months there were 122 passengers and seven crew members on board flight 751 Scandinavian Airlines was a scheduled flight from Stockholm Sweden to Warsaw Poland on the way the plane was supposed to make a stop in Copenhagen Denmark the aircraft took off from Stockholm according to its schedule at 8:47 a.m local time but by that point the people inside had already been doomed all because of a terrible sequence of events before the departure it started the night before the plane arrived at Stockholm Airport after a flight from Zurich it was 10:09 PM the aircraft spent the night at the gate outside it was cold the temperatures dropped to 34 degrees Fahrenheit just above freezing what made the situation even worse was that almost 6.000 pounds of freezing cold fuel chilled during the night still remained in the tanks located in the wings the fuel was so cold because the plane had been flying at the cruising altitude where the air temperature outside the cabin varied from -61 to -80 degrees the flight from Zurich lasted around 1 hour and 40 minutes foreign a flight technician came to check on the aircraft the man had to remove some slush from the landing gear otherwise he wouldn't be able to examine it at around 2 am when he was leaving he noticed some eyes covering the upper part of the Wings by the morning the situation had become even dire a layer of clear almost invisible eyes had formed on the tops of the Wings the plane had to leave the gate at around 8:30 a.m an hour before the departure the mechanic responsible for the plane noticed that some eyes covered the underside of the Wings he decided to make sure there was no ice on the tops of the Wings he climbed a ladder and put one knee on the wing then he bent forward to touch the front part of the wing there was no ice just some slush the mechanic decided to make sure everything was fine with the air Inlet of one of the engines he didn't find anything abnormal soon after that the Personnel used more than 220 gallons of de-icing fuel to remove ice from the plane the mechanic consulted with the captain of the aircraft and ordered the staff to de-ice the underside of the Wings as well after all he had seen some ice there but no one thought to double check if there was clear eyes on the tops of the Wings after they had finished the procedure the mechanic reported to the captain uh we're done here de-icing finished there was a lot of snow and ice but everything's clear now the captain thanked the mechanic and carried on with the pre-flight procedures playing taxi to the runway its engines anti-i systems were switched on and didn't show any malfunction but several passengers later claimed they had seen ice sliding off the upper side of the wings while the plane had been taking off and still the plane left the ground and headed for Stockholm as usual but shortly after the takeoff several pieces of the overlooked Ice broke off at full speed they slammed into the fans of the engines near the Tail on both sides of the plane ruining the blades it led to a series of surges and the rest is history meanwhile somewhere in the cabin Scandinavian Airlines flight Captain Pearl Holmberg who was on board as a passenger noticed something was amiss at first informed the flight attendant sitting in the rear jump scene that the right engine was surging she tried to contact the flight crew unsuccessfully then the uniformed Captain rushed to the cockpit and asked if he could help the pilots the first officer gave him the emergency checklist and the captain asked him to start the auxiliary power unit a small gas turbine in the tail of the plane holmberg's advice and help were invaluable but was it enough to save the plane and the people inside when the plane emerged from the cloud cover at an altitude of 890 feet the pilots realized they wouldn't have enough time to make it back to the airport an immediate emergency landing was unavoidable the assisting Captain passed the order to the cabin crew and they started preparing the passengers there was a large field to the north of the plane but the captain realized they didn't have enough time to reach it so he chose a much smaller field in a forested area in the direction of flight it was not far from the village of gotura in Upland Sweden the plane was just 1300 feet above the ground when the assisting Captain started extending the flaps at a height of 183 feet the captain reported a Stockholm control were crashing to the ground seven seconds later the plane hit several trees and lost a huge chunk of its right wing by that time the landing gear had already been extended and the speed had decreased to 1.139 miles per hour moments later the plane's tail struck the ground and broke off the aircraft kept sliding across the field still at high speed it traveled 360 feet with its main landing gear leaving marks on the field at one point the plane lost the main and nose landing gear its fuselage broke into three parts miraculously there was no fire look at the pictures from the crash site the plane torn into pieces with its parts scattered across the field it's hard to believe that all 129 people on board the plane survived it seems like a miracle but it was also thanks to the flight attendant's quick reaction and the correct instructions they gave the passengers they didn't panic and told the people to adopt the brace position just in time to avoid fatalities even more surprising almost all passengers except for four people made their way out of the plane on their own no wonder this accident was nicknamed the miracle the aircraft though wasn't as lucky the nine-month-old plane was damaged so badly that it was an immediate write-off everyone praised the actions of the flight crew The Landing was incredibly skilled especially in such a fast developing very dangerous situation off admitted that few Pilots were ever forced to put to the test the skills they got during training at least not to this degree he said he was proud of his crew and relieved that everyone had survived and he never returned to piloting commercial planes.
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You can never determine if an item is antique or not. Today, there are valuables and antiques scattered everywhere. You might get lost in it. You can be attracted to anything. There is too much out there and everywhere. You may find it in every shop, even in your attic or neighborhood. But how will you know which items you should look at and which should be passed simply? In this blog, you will develop the understanding to draw the distinction.
A Comprehensive Guide to Assessing the Value of Antique Ceramics
Antique Ceramics look good in any setting or part of the house. Whether in your bathroom, kitchen, or living room, it fills every space with its ageless beauty. These may be centuries old but remain in fashion for every interior designer enthusiast or anyone who desires a traditional design and appreciates it. Antique ceramics are available in three categories: delicate, fine porcelain, coarse earthenware, and hard stoneware. These are the most varied antique items among so many collectibles. Don't you wonder which one piece is precious or not?
AI Breakthroughs: How Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Industries
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have emerged as transformative forces in the rapidly changing technology landscape, transforming businesses and opening up previously unimaginable possibilities. These innovations are not limited to science fiction; they are showing up in real life in a number of industries, including banking, healthcare, and more. Let's discover how machine learning is driving a revolution across industries as we delve into the fascinating world of AI advancements.
From Lime To Legend
Day 52/366 days of writing pieces in 2024. Yesterday was National Margarita Day, a day to celebrate the zesty, tangy, and oh-so-refreshing concoction that we all love. When I had a much-needed break between clients, my colleague and I decided to escape to grab a delectable lunch paired with a tantalizing margarita. As we sat at the bar, sipping on our liquid sunshine, it triggered a hilarious flashback to my youthful days as a fledgling bartender.
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