National Champagne Day
A decadent drink has found its way into the world, and it is often regarded as the best beverage to bring to an important event. It is often champagne that is used to celebrate events such as a graduation, retirement, wedding or job promotion.
Is it really Champagne? It could be a sparkling white wine which is definitely not Champagne. What is the difference? Learn more about National Champagne Day.
Get ready to pop the cork and crack open a bottle of bubbly!
Monks are responsible for champagne’s appearance, as was the case often due to their meticulous tending of the vineyards. One monk from Champagne, France, who was nearly blind, is believed to have discovered the process of wine fermentation in relation to weather conditions (cold winter, hot spring).
It was at first a mistake but it turned out to have been delicious. It was 1697. Dom Pierre Perignon was the monk who created champagne.
An English couple also claim the invention of bubbly wine. They state that the process was discovered 35 years earlier in the Cotswolds in 1662. Christopher Merrett, a scientist, wrote down the process of adding sugar to wine to make bubbles. It’s a wonderful addition that everyone can enjoy, no matter who gets credit.
It is important to know that champagne is not the bland sparkling white wine that many people mistakenly believe is champagne. Despite the fact that they use champagne as a name, it is not champagne. Champagne comes from the French province with the same name.
It is not surprising that Champagne is a French specialty. The four types of champagne on the market today are made according to strict standards by the organizations responsible. These champagnes are distinguished by the region they are from and what grape varieties are used in their production.
What is the difference between prosecco, champagne and other bubbly white wines like prosecco? Champagne makers will typically use Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier varieties in their blends. Pinot Gris and Petit Meslie are two other options. They are all from France’s Champagne region.
Some champagnes have a sweeter taste than others, but they all will have the same flavors: hints of orange zest, white cherries, almonds, and a hint of lemon. Sometimes, the aging process can give it a weird aroma that may include hints of toast, cheese-rind, or brioche.
There are very few champagne bottles, despite the fact that there are many that claim to be sparkling white wine. It is worth taking the time to make sure you are drinking authentic champagne. If you are a champagne lover, or believe that you are, now is the time to go out and get the real deal.
National Champagne Day is definitely something to celebrate! These are some ideas to get involved and share the day with others.
This is the best day to enjoy champagne, whether you’re buying a bottle to take with you or ordering at your favorite restaurant. Perhaps it is time to change labels based on the things that are distinctive about champagne.
This is the ideal day to gather some information about champagne and share it with your friends or coworkers. All of the champagne-related knowledge will impress them! These trivia facts are worth a look:
A great way to celebrate National Champagne Day with friends and family is to host a tasting event. You will receive four bottles of genuine Champagne. It might also be fun to create cards explaining how these wines were made and what makes them different. It is worth making the effort to enjoy the finer things in life, such as the sparkling white wine “Champagne”.