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How the English invented Champagne! Research shows original sparkling wine

How the English invented Champagne! Research shows original sparkling wine and the bottles they came in were first dreamed up on this side of the Channel Secondary fermentation was first described in Winchcombe, England, in 1662 That is more than 30 years before Dom Perignon ‘discovered’ it in France British also made thicker wine bottles as they switched to coal ...

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FXX will finally stream The Simpsons in original 4:3 format

Last summer, fledgling cable network FXX played a week-and-a-half-long marathon of every Simpsons episode up until that point, making it event television for fans everywhere. Unfortunately, purists quickly noticed that, in broadcasting the series in 16:9 format, many of the show’s funniest early sight gags were being cropped out. Since then, only the recut versions have been available online. That oversight is ...

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BitTorrent partners with studio to make more original, exclusive video content

BitTorrent has had ambitions to be a player in the content space for some time now. The company’s BitTorrent Bundles currently offer a variety of movies and music — most of which are smaller, independent releases, but the company also works with high-profile studios and artists like Sony Pictures Classics, Universal, Madonna, and Thom Yorke, the latter of whom put out ...

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