From Champagne with love...
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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