National Champagne Day

Once upon a time it was decreed that to be called “champagne” a sparkling white wine had to come from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. Everything else was simply sparkling wine. Really? Well, that was before the mid-19th Century blight that wiped out so many of the vineyards in France that they had to be reconstituted using vine stock from California and other places in the U.S.

So, whether you like French champagne, or tend to drink bubbly known as espumante, cava, afrodi, or prosecco, enjoy your bubbly today! It is New Year’s Eve, after all. Make your tastebuds happy and ignore any wine snob who does not appreciate your options.

Straight up of mixed with peach puree, or orange juice, or another beverage of choice, today is the day to enjoy bubbly.

Back in 2014, I released the paperback version of my book Champagne: Facts, Fizz, Food & Fun.” It’s filled with FACTS that turn champagne secrets into super simple tips to make you shine. And I added some FIZZ with dozens of sparkling beverage ABCs… and beautiful bubbly concoctions to whet your whistle with style.

Naturally, there’s FOOD with dozens of yummy recipes that are perfect to serve with champagne for occasions from brunch to holiday parties. The book features recipes for delightful dips, fabulous fruits, sensational seafood, mouthwatering meats, and much more!

I finished it off with lots of FUN via champagne quotes that range from historical to hysterical, along with plenty of decadent and delicious champagne pairings.

Snag a copy wherever you like to buy books… or simply download one in a digital format from Amazon.

“If life brings you troubles, drink some champagne. Then your problems will just become bubbles.”

— Unknown

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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