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!
#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 that ended WWI) and in the links below you can find out how and why.
- Champagne FAQ from MentalFloss.com
- Sparkling Wine from Wikipedia
- Distinguishing Champagne and Sparkling Wines from Dummies.com
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