Champagne is the most renowned sparkling wine region in the world. No other wine holds a monopoly on celebration quite like Champagne. From weddings to graduations, ship christenings to New Year's Eve, Champagne is the go-to bubbly for getting the party started.
While there are many sparkling wine regions around the globe, only Champagne from the Champagne appellation in France can be labeled as such. Champagne has long been the wine of choice to celebrate special occasions, and its reputation as a luxury beverage has been intact since the Romans established vineyards in Reims in the 5th century (that's a really long time ago). Sparkling Champagne wasn't discovered until the 16th century, by accident, by the Benedictine Monks. Early vintages of Champagne were dubbed “the devil's wine” because the bottles tended to explode. Improvements to both bo...Read more
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