The History of Christening Ships with Champagne – The Daily Sip

Good luck ceremonies have accompanied ship launchings since the first ship was launched. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all had elaborate ceremonies involving prayer, sacrifice, and christening with liquid before the ship was allowed to leave port. Our current American tradition began in 1797, with the christening of the warship, the USS Constitution with a bottle of the then most famous type of wine–Madeira.

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