Champagne

Champagne (French: [ʃɑ̃.paɲ]; English /ˌʃæmˈpeɪn/) is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation. Some use the term champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine, but the majority of countries reserve the term exclusively for sparkling wines that come from Champagne and are produced under the rules of the appellation.The primary grapes used in the production of Champagne are black Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier, and white Chardonnay.
Posts about Champagne
  • A Night in Bordeaux

    … forward: start with a bottle of champagne (naturally), followed by a rather simple meal that would accentuate the wine but in no way compete with the wine. Pork belly…mmmm…. Well, at the last minute, there was a slight deviation from the plan when Frank asked if I wanted him to bring over a pork belly. Um, yes please (if you learn one thing from…

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  • fizzmas: popping bottles for bigtime baseball coin

    …-10% Chardonnay. Want one? It costs around $5,000, and only 60 were made because really, how many people are going to buy a leopard bottle of Champagne for 5k??? Btw, that’s the retail price – apparently in the club it was more like $20,000. But that’s mere pennies to Giancarlo now. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: baseball. moet, champagne, fizzmas, Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins, stanton. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • An (Organized) Hodgepodge of Festive Wine

    …. It was perfect with meatier fish. 700 kilometers south, in Cotes du Roussillon, Domaine Gauby ($22-$27) produces the outstandingly complex and unique Gauby Blanc white blend out of Macabeu, Muscat and Chardonnay. This is a wine that I thoroughly enjoyed before having any idea where it was from and how much it costs. One can only imagine how happy I…

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  • It's the Most Bubbly Time of the Year

    … Ahh, Champagne. Around the holidays Americans always drink more bubbly – it’s a festive time of year, and people view Champagne (or any sparkling wine) as a celebratory drink. Personally, my favorite kind of wine is the kind that bubbles, and I find any excuse I can to drink it. Mauro Cirilli, instructor for SFWC's recent Holiday Champagne Master…

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  • Gabe’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    … If you’re not sure what to get someone as a gift this year, consider a good bottle of wine or spirits —‚ always in season. Anyone who drinks alcohol will certainly appreciate a well-chosen bottle to enjoy, be it alone or with friends (my hope is that it’s with you). Throughout the year, I’ve tasted a number of the best bottles in both the wine…

    Gabe's Viewin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • fizzmas: baz, barneys, and a bubbly saber

    … saber a bottle of Champagne with a butter knife. Sabers are really just for dramatic effect, but of course leave it to Luhrmann to go for theatrics. 25% of the sales go to Room to Read, a charity that supports literacy and education gender equality in developing countries. If browsing’s more your thing, you can check out Baz Dazzled decor in the Barneys windows and inside the store during the holidays. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: barneys, baz luhrmann, champagne, fizzmas, saber. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • More Blanc de Blancs with Champagne Ed

    … At the Wine Media Guild Blanc de Blancs tasting at Felidia Restaurant, Champagne Ed McCarthy divided the Blanc de Blancs in two groups, the lighter drier ones (see Part I) Blanc de Blancs with Champagne Ed , and those with more body and more dosage. He said that the fuller bodied Blanc de Blancs have more complex flavor and are more suited to go…

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  • Suggestions de bulles à petits prix

    … Le temps des Fêtes est à nos portes alors voici quatre excellents rapports qualité-prix. Tags: Bisol, bulles, champagne, Juvé y camps, mousseux, Pares Balta, temps des fêtes, Tribaut Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments: 0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Moment de vérité: la dégustation à…

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  • CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE!

    … a variety of our favorites (from Champagne and elsewhere) perfect for plugging in to a variety of occasions and situations. And of course, being that now is the time to stock up, discounts will be offered. FREE tasting. Bubbles being poured: Analemma 2010 Blanc de Noir (Columbia Gorge) $56.00 Azienda Agricola Cola NV “Athena” Brut Rosé…

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  • 2009 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Cuvée You get some...

    … on the palate - light, tart, citrusy, floral. More dominant dry white stone, lemon crème, and a touch of bread, like the middle of a baguette. Really, really excellent at its pricepoint. 4/5 bones $$ Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier 12% abv Napa, California, USA …

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  • Sparkling Wines for The Holidays

    … rosé sibling above, but it’s indeed another fantastic example from Lucien Albrecht. Fresh, vibrant, and slightly tart with some green apple and lemon peel. Very fine bubbles last long on this clean, dry, and elegant wine, leaving you with a lingering savoriness. There’s nothing over the top on this balanced bubbly. This is a nice sipper to enjoy…

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