Friday, September 28, 2012

Champagne II

Ohh Mental Floss.
Why are you teaching me so much about Champagne?
Like why there seems to be so much in the US but not so much in the rest of the world.

The United States never ratified the Treaty of Versailles—not because of the champagne clause, but because the Republican-controlled Congress didn’t want to see the formation of a League of Nations. And so, in America, it is perfectly legal to call your sparkling wine “champagne.” In fact, you can call your gym shoes champagne, if you’d like. (What better way to exercise your freedom of speech!)

Yep learning more about Champagne then I thought I might need to.

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