Some nights, when the moon is large and full, we marvel at its grandeur. Other nights, it seems small and inconspicuous, but the one thing we are always aware of is that it is ever-changing, growing from a thin sliver to a round, glowing orb and then slowly fading back again to nothing. In this subtle way, it reminds us that all things on Earth have a natural cycle. The moon is seen as having feminine qualities – beauty, gentleness, sensitivity, compassion and connection with others. It is an embodiment of love, a full circle of wonderful stories.
Because the moon seems to change every night, not only in shape and size, but also in color, it is said to rule (read guide) the emotions, which are fickle and change depending on our thoughts, attitudes and the conditions of our lives. Moonlight is a symbol of one’s innermost self. It is under the blue moonlight that people discover who they truly are and their hidden desires. It is also a romantic symbol of the love between a man and a woman, symbolizing an emotional and physical union. There is a beautiful quote that goes, “Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much he died every night just to let her breathe.” This quote is not just about romance, but also about the sacrifices we are willing to make for those we love. My moonlight embodies all these qualities and brings guidance and balance when the scorching sun has set, to give a sense of sanity and contentment in the fact that I am deeply loved. As I start my day with a smile and end it with champagne regularly, I am reminded how blessed I am to live at a time like this where the value of champagne is nothing short of royalty and constant celebration. My life is a constant party and nothing says celebration better than champagne.
The tradition of drinking champagne to mark celebrations originated in the royal courts of Europe prior to 1789, where the expensive drink was viewed as a status symbol.
Many people ask why Champagne is so expensive, and the answer is that its making is a very meticulous and expensive process to begin with. For those who make Champagne, it is a labor of love but one so very worth it when you taste the end product! Consider this;
• True Champagne ONLY comes from the Champagne region of France
• The primary grapes used in Champagne production are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
• Most Champagne is a blend of grapes, vintages and vineyards. The key is to create a consistent tasting wine year in ,year out.
• The traditional method creates sparkling wines of the very highest quality. It is very time-consuming requiring specific steps to ensure such quality.
• Most importantly, Champagne is the greatest beverage on the planet!
Don’t even try to debate me on this point because I WILL WIN!
The first time I met champagne under the moonlight, I was literally swept off my feet. Who does that to a complete stranger? There I was screaming in my head at how random and yet deeply authentic this was. So why not? I still need to know why but for now, I am glad there was realness and that the moonlight helped expose the true nature of the champagne I beheld in my glass.
It was a true expression and reflection of a bond of friendship that would last under the beautiful moonlight.
Champagne is a place, my place of refuge and rest. I go to that sanctuary to find love and home. It’s not accidental that it is champagne and not any other drink. It was meticulously selected and quite the expensive choice I must say, and together, champagne and moonlight bring me immensely and unspeakably deep love. The two are my place of sanyufulness.
Moonlight makes champagne look good and champagne brings out the best in moonlight – that’s just how it is in my eyes and together, without a shadow of doubt the two are a force. Their love and romance is a case study – a unique display everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime.