From Champagne with love...
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Horticulture, viticulture, Social topics, Women's and gender studies, 6. HUMANITIES, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES
Champagne’s romantic symbolism secured its status as the ultimate symbol of ardour and distinction.Its social gravitas is palpable, from the royal courts of 18th-century Europe to the film sets of Hollywood, and all manner of salient occasions in between.
A new confidence in Irish food and cooking has taken hold, Ireland is finally growing as a gastronomic nation, which not only consumes but cares about what it consumes. Appreciation for better wine is part of this transformation. It always starts with food – wine follows after. Through the insistence of sommeliers and some discerning producers, it has regained its place as a food-wine for serving throughout the meal.
Cawley, D. (2019) From Champagne with love... The Irish Times, 16/02/2019. doi.org/10.21427/varb-td66