There’s no better way to celebrate an occasion or a milestone than with the popping of a bottle and clinking of flutes of sparkly, bubbly champagne.
Champagne is a sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France. The sparkling wine has to have been made in the region for it to be termed champagne.
So, if it’s a sparkling wine but it wasn’t made in the region, then it can’t be called champagne.
Moët, Veuve Clicquot, Dom Perignon, Taittinger, Pommery and other champagne brands were all produced in the same region.
One more thing, not all champagne is expensive. Champagne comes in a variety of prices and styles. So, you dont need to break the bank for a bottle of Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) before you can drink champagne.
How to serve champagne?
Champagne is a luxury beverage and should be served properly so you don’t miss out on the refreshing taste it offers.
The ideal temperature range to serve champagne is 8°C – 10°C.
To achieve this, refrigerate the bottle for approximately 4 hours. If you have a freezer, pop it it for approximately 15 minutes and if the only cooling apparatus is an ice bucket then put it in for approximately 20 minutes.
Your bottle of champagne needs to be served just right so you can get the best of its flavours and aromas.
The right glassware to serve your champagne in is a champagne flute or a coupe. Not a wine glass or a beer mug. A proper champagne flute. Long stem, slender bowl. If you don’t have a flute, you can use a white wine glass.
If you’re a champagne lover, pop a bottle in the fridge and enjoy this refreshing and luxurious drink today.