Here are Some Facts About Champagne, and Some Tips to Serve & Savor It
When I think of New Years Eve and other special events, I immediately associate them with champagne.
Every time you pop a champagne cork, you are creating a celebration of life. You really don’t need any reason to drink champagne, but New Years Eve is really the time to break out the bubbly.
There’s something just so celebratory about bringing out elegant glasses, chilling the bottle in an icy bucket, then popping the cork (remove it slowly).
You can toast the end of the new year, or the beginning of a new one, or just celebrate nothing special at all, other than being in the moment.
Not all that sparkles…
However, did you know that not every wine that bubbles or sparkles isn’t genuine champagne?
For your wine to be genuine champagne, the grapes and the creation of the wine must come from the Champagne region of France, which is a clearly defined region located about 90 miles northeast of Paris. Everything else, despite what it might claim on the label, is just sparkling wine.
You don’t have to be a millionaire or a jet-setter to drink the real thing.
You can find genuine champagne in every taste preference, and budget, from precious bottles than run upwards of hundreds and maybe thousands of dollars for rare vintages, to delicious champagnes that are under $20.00 a bottle.
How to Serve!
Here are some tips to ge the most out of every sip
For more information, visit the Champagne Bureau online at http://www.champagne.us/
Follow them on Twitter at @ChampagneBureau.