October 28, 2013

Global Champagne Day

"Come quickly! I am tasting the stars!" - Dom Pierre Perignon

It's Global Champagne Day!

Whether you're a fan of social media or not, you hafta agree that it's done wonders in uniting the world. A quick 140 character thought or a photo snapped with a smart photo can help spread breaking news to every corner of the globe in a matter of seconds which allows people to respond to events or natural disasters immediately. Small companies have marketing opportunities never before seen because of the customers they can now reach. And the whole world can come together over the same thought, feeling, or moment with the simple use of a hashtag.

That being said, Global Champagne Day - an annual social media event - is really mobilized and popularized because of #ChampagneDay. Regardless of location, every one in the world can celebrate this food holiday "together" by blogging or posting photos or videos, locations where they're enjoying the drink, and tasting notes or reviews of different types, too.

Champagne, a sparkling wine typically made from Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir grapes, is only called "champagne" when it's a) made specifically in the Champagne region of France; and, b) created by using secondary fermentation in the bottle, which helps create all those bubbles (of which there is said to be 47 million in each bottle).

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Even if you don't feel like playing along via Twitter or Facebook, you should still enjoy a flute of champers, which shouldn't just be consumed on "important" or celebratory days anyway. Life's short and you're alive today. That's enough of a reason to celebrate, don't ya think?

Happy Global Champagne Day!