Recently I asked the children what they had learned from me. They drew a complete blank for some time. Then Iris had an inspiration. "The difference between champagne and sparkling wine! Champagne is from Champagne, and everything else is sparkling wine."
I felt a bit taken aback. Surely I had given them so much more. Even if we were to limit ourselves to this bit of knowledge, where were cava and prosecco? I decided to make the best of it and asked cautiously, "And how do you tell how good it is?"
"By the size of the bubbles," answered my non-drinking minor child triumphantly. At least I have imparted something useful, I consoled myself. They won't be drinking André on my watch, I thought.
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