Champagne is the classic French wine of celebration, a nuanced product of its fascinating historical crossroads. We knew it had more soul in it than just marketing fuzz. A good wine that lost its way. Its vineyards hide battlefield scars, its wine diplomatically drunk by Emperors and Tsars. Grape growers forced to riot and unrest, with their wines consumed through every social and religious upheaval and World War.
Champagne is also very much a migrant story, weaving in German, Dutch, Russian and English influences amongst its Franco-centric heritage. You couldn't write a better script. Blind monks and runway shows, epic ocean liners and swill for high rollers. Sprayed by pilots of racing cars and thoroughbreds, warranted by Queens, and rapped about by Hip Hop royalty.
Champagne is a complex patchwork blend of pop culture. A drink for getting things done.