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CHAMPAGNE AOC (Appellation of Controlled Origin)

Champagnes we offer are Bollinger champagne, Dom Perignon champagne, Henri Giraud champagne, Krug champagne, Laurent Perrier champagne, Louis Roederer champagne, Lallier champagne, Mailly champagne, Moët & Chandon champagne, Mumm champagne, Pierrel L...

Champagne

Introduction: brief history of champagne
The first recorded instance of champagne was in the early 17th century, when a monk named Dom Pérignon was serving as cellarmaster at the Abbey of Hautvillers. While trying to rid his wines of the sediment that often formed in them, Dom Pérignon discovered that bottling the wine before it had finished fermenting helped to preserve its clarity. He also found that adding sugar to the wine before bottling it resulted in a more pleasing bubbly effect.

While Dom Pérignon is often credited with inventing champagne, it was actually developed over many years by a number of winemakers in the Champagne region of France. In 1876, Madame Clicquot-Ponsardin unveiled the first known vintage champagne, which was made entirely from grapes harvested in a single year.

How champagne is made
Champagne is a sparkling wine that is made from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. The word "champagne" is derived from the Latin word "campania" which means "open country".

The grapes for champagne are harvested in the fall and then pressed into juice. The juice is then fermented and bottled. During the fermentation process, yeast is added to the juice which causes it to bubble and give off carbon dioxide gas.

After fermentation, the champagne is aged for at least one year in cellars before it is released for sale. During this aging process, the champagne develops its distinctive flavor and bubbly texture.

Different types of champagne
When it comes to champagne, there are different types that you can choose from. The most popular type of champagne is the Brut, which is dry and has a light body. If you want something that is sweeter, then you can go for the Demi-Sec. For those who prefer a full-bodied champagne, then the Rosé is a good option.

There are also different brands of champagne that you can choose from. Some of the most popular brands include Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Perignon. Each brand has its own distinct taste, so it's important to try out a few before settling on your favorite.

No matter what type or brand of champagne you prefer, one thing is for sure - it's always a special occasion when popping open a bottle of bubbly!

How to drink champagne
When it comes to drinking champagne, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, always hold the glass by the stem to avoid warming the champagne. Second, pour the champagne slowly into your glass, tilting the bottle at a 45 degree angle. third, be sure to drink champagne before it goes flat – once it’s lost its fizz, it’s not as good.

If you’re not sure how much champagne to pour, a good rule of thumb is 2-3 ounces per person. And if you want to get creative with your champagne drinking, try one of these recipes:

Champagne Punch: Combine 1 bottle of sparkling wine, 1 cup pineapple juice, 1 cup cranberry juice and ½ cup lemon juice in a punch bowl. Add fresh fruit for garnish.

Champagne pairings
When it comes to champagne, there are a few different types of foods that can be paired with it to create the perfect meal. For starters, champagne goes well with oysters. The briny flavor of the oysters pairs nicely with the bubbles in the champagne. Another option is to pair champagne with sushi. The sushi will help to cut the sweetness of the champagne and the two will balance each other out perfectly. Lastly, Champagne also pairs well with chicken or turkey. The light flavors of these dishes will not overwhelm the taste of the champagne and you'll be able to enjoy all of the flavors in both dishes.

Champagnes we offer are Bollinger champagne, Dom Perignon champagne, Henri Giraud champagne, Krug champagne, Laurent Perrier champagne, Louis Roederer champagne, Lallier champagne, Mailly champagne, Moët & Chandon champagne, Mumm champagne, Pierrel Les Oressences champagne, Piper Heidsieck champagne, Pommery champagne, Taittinger champagne & Veuve Clicquot champagne. The Champagne label also the quality of the champagne mentioned. Champagne has 3 categories. This division is done on the basis of the quality of the grapes, which is determined by the soil. So you have "grand cru" (the best quality), "premier cru" and sans Champagne cru.

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