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National Champagne Day - December 31
Sun, Dec 31, 2023

National Champagne Day

National Champagne Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on December 31st. Celebrate this special date by opening a bottle of sparkling drink and toasting to the New Year.

History

Mentions of the celebration were already present in books and publications in the mid-2000s. The date was first established in 2007, but it wasn’t popular. By 2010, the holiday had gained more traction and the hashtag was being used on Twitter.

The drink was originally created in France by the monk Pierre Pérignon. He had a great sense of taste, which was envied by many. With just a half look, he could determine the grape variety and one bite to understand what kind of wine he would make. This art was seen as magic: he took dark, rich grapes and made white wine from them! Then he turned the drink into champagne. Although Pierre was not the original creator of the method, he improved it. The first description of champagne was by the English scientist Christopher Merret.

Interesting facts

  • Champagne cools much faster when placed in boiled water.
  • Vintage types should not be stored for more than 2 years as it may deteriorate.
  • Don’t eat chocolate while drinking champagne as it will get an unpleasant taste.
  • A champagne bottle has a pressure of 6 atmospheres.
  • The oldest champagne company is “Gosset”, founded in 1584.

How to take part

Celebrate National Champagne Day by enjoying a glass of your favorite variety or trying something new. Some cities host interesting tastings and events – why not visit one?

When is National Champagne Day celebrated in 2023?

National Champagne Day is observed on December 31 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday December 31 2023
Tuesday December 31 2024
Wednesday December 31 2025
Thursday December 31 2026

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