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Babycham is the trade name of a light, sparkling perry invented by Francis Showering, a brewer in Shepton Mallet in Somerset, England. Launched nationally in the UK in 1953, the drink was possibly the very first 'alcopop', marketed with pioneering television advertisements to appeal to women. Traditional perry (poiré in French) is bottled champagne-style in Normandy Perry or pear cider is an alcoholic beverage made of fermented pear juice. ... Shepton Mallet is a small rural town in Somerset, England, situated five miles to the east of Wells and just south of the Mendip Hills. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Premium Packaged Spirits be merged into this article or section. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ...


Popular through the 1960s into the 1970s, the brand's appeal waned with the rise of wine and ready-mixed spirit drinks. The current owners are trying to reverse this, with some success, following the reinstatement of its leaping fawn trademark, a giant version of which used to adorn the Shepton factory where it is produced. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Genera About 15 in 4 subfamilies. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an individual, business organization or other legal entity to uniquely identify the source of its products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Possibly indicative of its status at the time, it appeared as the butt of many jokes in the 1993 BBC comedy series The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, suggesting that it was a suitable drink for babies. It is also referenced by several characters in the '80s TV comedy The Young Ones . In addition a series of television advertisements for Babycham are referenced in the 1988 film "The Firm" (directed by Alan Clarke) in which a football hooligan jokingly tells his friend who is ordering drinks at the bar "Hey, I'll have a Babycham". The drink also featured in a dance hall scene in the Reggae film The Harder They Come. The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... The Young Ones is a British sitcom, first seen in 1982, which aired on BBC2. ... Alan Clarke (28 October 1935 - 24 July 1990) was a television and film director, producer and writer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. ... Ultras at FC Twente - SC Heerenveen in 2002 Hooliganism is unruly and destructive behaviour, usually by gangs of young people. ... Dance hall in its general meaning is a hall for dancing. ... The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican crime film directed by Perry Henzell. ...


Babycham can also be used as a mixer for brandy. The resultant "brandy and Babycham" was particularly en vogue in Blackpool during the 1980s. In telecommunications a mixer is a frequency mixer. ... A bottle of calvados Pays DAuge Brandy (short for brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn—burnt wine[1]) is a general term for distilled wine, usually 40–60% ethyl alcohol by volume. ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Similarly, in central Scotland, Babycham has in recent years been used as a mixer for the fortified wine Buckfast. This potent blend is known as "Buckcham", "Babyfast", "Fuckfast". Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... In telecommunications a mixer is a frequency mixer. ... Buckfast Tonic Wine, commonly known as Buckfast, Buckie or Bucky is a tonic wine produced by Buckfast Abbey in Devon, south west England. ...


Baby Cham is also a Jamaican dancehall artist. Pete Doherty, frontman of UK group The Libertines, named his next musical project Babyshambles, the connection to Babycham evident in not only the portmanteau of "Babycham" and "shambles," but also in light of Doherty's fondness for indulgence. Baby Cham, born Damian Beckett in 1977, is a Jamaican dancehall artist, famed for his 2006 single Ghetto Story off his major label debut album of the same name. ... It has been suggested that Pete Dohertys controversies be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the band Babyshambles. ... A portmanteau (IPA pronunciation: ) is a word or morpheme which fuses two or more words or parts of words to give a combined or loaded meaning. ...


External links

  • The Way We Drank - extract from Philip Norman's autobiography Babycham Night ISBN 0-333-90097-9

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Babycham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
Babycham (Trade name) is a light, sparkling perry invented by Francis Showering, a brewer in Shepton Mallet in Somerset, England.
Possibly indicative of its status at the time, it appeared as the butt of many jokes in the 1993 BBC comedy series The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, suggesting that it was a suitable drink for babies.
The resultant "Brandy and Babycham" was particularly en vogue in Blackpool during the 1980s.
Waitrose.com - Babycham - Waitrose Food Illustrated (757 words)
"I'd love a Babycham," she exclaimed in tones both demure and suggestive, implying that, as well as sipping the bubbly nectar, she would lavish kisses, hugs and who knew what else on her horny little visitor.
Babycham brought an early splash of feminism into the male-dominated pubs of postwar Britain.
Babycham was the first drink a woman could order without feeling like a tart or a crone.
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