Raising a glass of Champagne while surrounded by friends and relatives is an age-old tradition around the holidays. The celebratory tradition dates back to when the Romans planted grapes in the northeast section of France around the fifth century.
In 1987, when Hugh Capet was crowned King of France, he displayed the local wine at coronation banquets, impressing visiting monarchs. Here is the story about Champagne
Source: Business Insider
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