Food: Champagne Info #4: Sparkling Wine vs. Champagne #kitchenparty

It is almost New Year’s Eve and champagne (or other sparkling wine) will be on the menu. Why not learn a bit more about this bubbly concoction and increase your enjoyment of it?

Today, in honor of this amazing beverage, I present Champagne Info!

Champagne glass

#4 Sparkling Wine vs. Champagne

Champagne purists will turn up their nose at you if you call a California Sparkling Wine (or sparkling wines made anywhere else but France) Champagne. The French have had a lock on the name for a while (It is mentioned in the Treaty of Versailles the ended WWI) and in the links below you can find out how and why.

Champagne vs. Sparkling Wine from

Sparkling Wine from Wikipedia

Distinguishing Champagne and Sparkling Wines from


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