Do you know what you are talking about?
Edward VII, at the time when he was still The Prince of Wales, was subject to a protest when he was about to swallow the old cognac that had just been served to him:
- “Your highness! such a nectar! One must first let the amber blonds play around in the crystal.
- Then one breathes it gently in, religiously.
Then at last…
- One drinks it!
- No your highness, not yet… one talks about it!”
Champagne is not just sparkling wine, neither is Cognac just brandy – as well as espresso isn’t simply coffee!