Champagne Thoughts

“Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking champagne.”

–Oscar Wilde

Drink responsibly*

*Unless you’re an author, then you go get your creative juices flowing.

Zappai: fill the grail

A man of the cloth
By the fruit of his labour
Produces heaven

Fact: Champagne was created by a monk.

I had
a religious
I was so bored
I invented a new drug
to help pass the time

Naani: easy answer

The sixty-four thousand
dollar question
Becomes easier
When you release the pressure

Fact: Freed corks can reach speeds of 64km.

Champagne has cornered
the market on 'the celebration'
None of which is drunk
Due to winners shaky handed elation

Limerick: be one with the wine

I once knew a man from Champagne
Who everyone considered to be insane
He thought he could commune
With wine, if he could just attune
By attempting to ferment his addled brain

Champagne (/ʃæmˈpeɪn/, French: [ʃɑ̃paɲ]) is a sparkling wine produced in the Champagne wine region of France under the rules of the appellation, that demand specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from designated places within it, specific grape-pressing methods and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.

I have created something incredibly rare.
Utilising specific lighting procedures
Sourcing a mixture of obscure aged bottles
With tertiary fermentation
Causing a bubbly, often foaming final result
Named after the region of production
Which is limited to 1 square foot
I call it ‘Under the Sink-Pagne’
A limited release
For those with expensive taste
The price: Your life

Fact: The most expensive bottle of champagne cost $2.07million.

Six random words

France lords pretentious sparkling wine name.

Global Champagne Day – October 15

26 thoughts on “Champagne Thoughts

  1. Hehehe! It is considered “tradition” that when a newly minted PhD has defended successfully, there is a departmental celebration. A bottle of Champaign is opened and the cork is allowed to rocket to the ceiling making a dent. The new PhD then mounts a ladder and initials their dent! When the University remodeled the conference room they requested that the ceiling be preserved as is… When I would go in I would reminisce about some of the individuals represented!! Good times! And I enjoyed your poems too!

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    1. That is a hilarious tradition! I would love to see a picture of that ceiling. I’m guessing it’s that cork panelling that’s easy to remove.
      Can you count the number of dents?


  2. Did I just stumble upon a champagne blog? I like your snippety formatas well as the content. And you remind me how irritated I feel whenever a winner celebrates by squirming champagne over everyone within range Sticky! Waste! And how irritated with myself I am for caring. Too silly, all of us. Which is good, I guess.

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    1. A champagne blog for a day. I usually choose a specific topic for a day or week and write until I have enough material.
      I use the quotes and facts as additional prompts.
      I feel the same way. There is only so much champagne in the world.
      Perhaps if we drank it instead of pouring it over people, podiums and boats the price might not be so ridiculous and there would be more to go around.

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