Paper anniversaries. The very first wedding anniversary – congratulations! The happy couple has survived one whole year of wedded bliss (or wedded abyss?!). Legend would have it that the first year of married life is the hardest. Whether they’re finding married life tough or terrific, you really can’t go wrong by giving them personalised anniversary gifts.
One of the “besties” has to be a bottle of personalised champagne. Okay, so you could get the happy pair a bottle of Moet & Chandon or Dom Pérignon, and of course, there’d be no complaints at all. However, you could go the whole caboodle and have a bottle of bubbly custom made for them. Personalised champagne labels make the perfect paper anniversary gifts, since they display both couples’ names, along with their anniversary date on the label.
Personalised champagne bottles possess the depth, character and kudos to warrant a special place on the dinner tables of business folks, celebs and royals, and naturally, they make supreme 1st anniversary gifts for folks, royal or not.
Let’s face it, what other drink on Earth can capture the romance and rapture of a single moment of celebration than a bottle of bubbly? The cork pops, the bubbles sparkle and the wine erupts from the bottle with the same enthusiasm as lava from a volcano.
Winston Churchill believed Champagne to be the “wine of civilisation and the oil of the government.” Whether life throws victory at you, like surviving one year of marriage, or disaster, such as losing a job, when it boils down to it, a glass (or bottle!) of champers is a necessity. It’s the drink of celebrations, commiserations, and a beverage that enraptures you in its sweet, bubbly effervescence.
And speaking of bubbles, the fizz in this most celebratory of tipples really does get you drunk more swiftly. You probably thought that when you drank Champagne, those bubbles went straight to your head. Now science has confirmed you were indeed right!
Scientists at the University of Surrey carried out a test. Some folks were given bubbly Champagne while the others were given a flat version. After five minutes, the tests showed those who drank the flat champers only had.39mg of alcohol in their system whereas those drinking the bubbly stuff already had.54 mg.
Once consumed, the researchers carried out trials that measured the drinkers’ perception and reaction times. The fizzy drinkers were visibly worse for wear – some couldn’t even write! These “drunker” folks did a much worse job in the tests given to them.
But why does bubbly wine cause more drunkenness than flat wine? If the truth be told, it remains a mystery. One theory is it’s because the bubbles help the alcohol get digested more quickly, therefore helping it get into the blood stream.
With this in mind, it would seem rude not to give a personalised champagne gift to a loved-up couple on their first anniversary. But make sure they savour it by drinking it slowly, else it’ll go straight to their head, and they might not remember why they were drinking it in the first place! Perhaps your message on the bottle could be something like: “BEWARE: drink slowly. Bubbles can cause drunkenness, fast.”