For forever and a day beer was yellow, it was fizzy, it got you buzzed and it was called beer. You could pick a label–any label!—and get: the same beer. There were pockets of otherness here and there but “beer” mostly meant yellow-fizzy. It wasn’t till the US West coast came along and blew the roof right off the thing that craft beer–
There is simply no escaping the festive-celebratory-congratulatory nature of Champagne. The word alone is adequate to prompt a smile. Champagne! is a place and a global brand and the one-time fad-drink of the warped royals of pre-revolutionary France and you can drink it. And YOU can drink it.