You know about the city of lights, but if you head to the east you'll find a region that is steeped in history and full of grapes. The region? Champagne. It's made up of around 34,000 hectares of vines, bottles, corks, and bubbles.
From this region comes the celebratory drink that always makes a pop: champagne. You've no doubt noticed that it's one of the pricier wines on the menu and that's because each bottle's contents are produced in a special and unique way which makes it an exclusive to France. Oui oui!
Popping open a bottle of champagne is wonderful and decadent. The pop and hiss of the champagne bubbling away are often associated with celebrations, events or special treats. Yet, this sumptuous and often expensive tipple comes with a danger often overlooked: the cork.
Twist the bottle, not the cork is what is often invoked from the first time you hold a bottle of champagne. But we’ve done some digging to find some other quirky, and somewhat risqué, ways to open a bottle of champagne.
It’s a no-brainer that plastic is bad for the environment. Just turn to your local beach and there’s a good chance you’ll find at least one piece of plastic washed up on the sand. With calls to action increasing, supermarkets around the world have taken up a stand and gone single-use plastic bag free.
But things aren’t stopping there. Environmental activists are now turning to plastic straws with many groups stating that in some countries, like Australia, about 10 million plastic straws are used every day. The call to action has been heard across the world and now businesses, airlines, hotels and more are taking the pledge to go plastic straw free.
So, what is the plastic straw war all about and what should you do about it?