Champagne +Science = excellent cocktail!

 

 

 

 

 

When do you know it’s party time?  When you hear the glorious explosive pop with which Champagne announces its arrival.

This and a plume of blue fog…

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This  blue fog phenomenon has been researched  by French physicists for 2 years in France in the Champagne Region at the University of Reims- Champagne Ardenne.

‘Releasing the cork creates an adiabatic explosion. The gas, dissolved carbon dioxide in the liquid produced during the fermentation process, rapidly expands as the cork is removed, dropping the temperature inside the bottle neck. The plume is formed when the very cold gas hits the ambient air outside the mouth of the bottle.’

Have a listen at the 1979 hit by Jacques Higelin with this 2013 video clip done by students from IIM – Institut de l’Internet et du Multimédia

Video is a long way below , under the lyrics in French and then in English

Paroles de la chanson Champagne par Jacques Higelin

La nuit promet d’être belle
Car voici qu’au fond du ciel
Apparaît la lune rousse
Saisi d’une sainte frousse
Tout le commun des mortels
Croit voir le diable à ses trousses
Valets volages et vulgaires
Ouvrez mon sarcophage
Et vous pages pervers
Courrez au cimetière
Prévenez de ma part
Mes amis nécrophages
Que ce soir nous sommes attendus dans les marécages

Voici mon message
Cauchemars, fantômes et squelettes
Laissez flotter vos idées noires
Près de la mare aux oubliettes
Tenue du suaire obligatoire

Lutins, lucioles, feux-follets,
Elfes, faunes et farfadets
S’effraient d’mes grands carnassiers
Une muse un peu dodue
Me dit d’un air entendu
Vous auriez pu vous raser
Comme je lui fais remarquer
Deux, trois pendus attablés
Qui sont venus sans cravate
Elle me lance un ?il hagard
Et vomit sans crier gare
Quelques vipères écarlates

Vampires éblouis
Par de lubriques vestales
Egéries insatiables
Chevauchant des Walkyries
Infernales appétits de frénésies bacchanales
Qui charment nos âmes envahies par la mélancolie
Envoi !
Satyres joufflus, boucs émissaires
Gargouilles émues, fières gorgones
Laissez ma couronne aux sorcières
Et mes chimères à la licorne

Soudain les arbres frissonnent
Car Lucifer en personne
Fait une courte apparition
L’air tellement accablé
Qu’on lui donnerait volontiers
Le bon Dieu sans confession
S’il ne laissait malicieux
Courir le bout de sa queue
Devant ses yeux maléfiques
Et ne se dressait d’un bond
Dans un concert de jurons
Disant d’un ton pathétique
Que les damnés obscènes cyniques et corrompus
Fassent griefs de leur peine à ceux qu’ils ont élus
Car devant tant de problèmes
Et de malentendus
Les dieux et les diables en sont venus à douter d’eux-mêmes
Dédain suprême

Mais déjà le ciel blanchit
Esprits je vous remercie
De m’avoir si bien reçu
Cocher lugubre et bossu, déposez-moi au manoir
Et lâchez le crucifix
Décrochez-moi ces gousses d’ail
Qui déshonorent mon portail
Et me chercher sans retard
L’ami qui soigne et guérit
La folie qui m’accompagne
Et jamais ne m’a trahi
Champagne !

En savoir plus sur https://www.paroles.net/jacques-higelin/paroles-champagne#QMabRtlsQgcy65g7.99

Champagne

The night promises to be beautiful,
For lo, at the end of the sky
Appears the red moon.
Seized by holy willies,
All the mere mortals
Believe they see the Devil on their heels.
Fickle and vulgar valets, open my sarcophagus
And you, pervert squires, run to the graveyard.
Let know on my behalf to my necrophagi friends
That tonight, we are expected in the swamps.
Here is my message :
“Nightmares, ghosts and skeletons, let your darkest ideas flutter
Near the dungeon pond. Shroud dress mandatory.”
Gnomes, fireflies, will-o-the-whisps, elves, fauns and farfadets
Frighten my big beasts of prey.
A somewhat plumpy muse says to me with a knowing smirk : “You could have shaved.”
I make her notice a couple of hanged men set down at a table
Who came with no tie,
She gives me a crazed look and vomits out of the blue a number of crimson vipers.
Vampires dazzled by lustful vestals,
Insatiable Egerias riding valkyries,
Hellish appetite for frenetic bacchanals
That charm our souls invaded b melancholy,
Chubby satyrs, scapegoats, moved gargoyles, proud gorgons,
Let my crown to the witches and my chimaeras to the unicorn.
Suddenly the trees shiver
for Lucifer himself
Makes a short apparition,
With such an afflicted expression
That one could readily give him
God without confession,
If he were not letting, malicious,
the tip of his tail move
in front of his maleficient eyes
and were not rising suddenly
in a concert of curses,
saying in a pathetic tone :
“Let the obscene,
cynical and corrupted damned
rebuke for their suffering
those that they have elected,
For, facing so many problems
and misunderstandings
the gods and the devils
have come to doubt themselves !”
(Supreme disdain.)
But already the sky goes white
Spirits, I thank you
For receiving me so well.
Gloomy and hunchbacked cabman,
Drop me off at the manor
and let go of this crucifix !
Take down these garlic cloves
that dishonour my portal,
and go fetch me without delay
the friend that treats and cures,
the madness that accompanies me
and never betrayed me :
champagne…

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