Champagne News

How to Sabre a Champagne Bottle

Have you ever seen a bottle of Champagne being sabred? It always looks spectacular and dangerous! Traditional sabring was done with a sword, The Art of Sabrage originated in France during the Napoleonic wars. Veuve Clicquot’s widow, Barbe Nicole Ponsardin, organised parties for officers and high society, after the party, she would give a bottle…

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What are the ingredients of Champagne

How to Decipher a Champagne Label

Have you ever wondered what everything means on a Champagne label? Don’t worry we can help you decipher it. Did you know that there are 10 things all Champagne labels have to include on the label? 1. ‘Appellation of Controlled Origin Champagne’ – Essentially, it must say ‘Champagne’, which is a guarantee to the buyer…

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What Grapes go in Champagne?

There are three main grape varieties that can be used in the production of Champagne. They were found to offer the required qualities of a good balance of sugar and acidity to complement the effervescence and a rich, subtle taste. Chardonnay A white grape that adds freshness, elegance and finesse.  It is widely grown in…

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Champagne Harvest 2020

Despite having been an excellent year in the vineyards in Champagne, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on sales, both in the domestic and foreign markets. Since the financial crisis of 2008, the region has not seen a drop in sales of such a proportion, with a loss of € 1.7 billion and…

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How many Champagne labels are there

How many Champagne labels are there?

That’s quite a question and one that may very well bring up varied results, depending on how you take the question, and answers may very well surprise many. When it comes to taking the question in its very full meaning, then there are countless numbers from the labels that are on sales via Champagne houses…

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Ratafia Awards 2020

The Ratafia Champenois Awards will take place in November 2020

“A new awards dedicated to Ratafia de Champagne / Champenois.” Champagne houses produce a little known yet well loved grape based spirit that is called Ratafia. Glass of Bubbly are sponsoring the first ever Ratafia Champenois Awards – Judging to take place in London. Award entries open September 1st – November 15th 2020 Free to…

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Champagne Yield 2020

Champagne sets on a yield of 8,000 kilos / hectare

A yield has finally been set / agreed within Champagne for the forthcoming harvest, 8,000 kilos per hectare. This will see an approximate 25% drop in production of around 225 million bottles from the usual 300 million production. There has been a battle between the giant production houses and the smaller growers following the effect…

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Is Champagne good for the skin

What’s The Best Temperature To Serve Champagne?

When indulging in a glass of Champagne, how much does the temperature affect your overall experience? There is no set in stone temperature for drinking Champagne, but there is a common temperature that most people agree is best and that is 8-10°C. It provides a temperature that allows the Champagne to express itself without being…

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What are the ingredients of Champagne

What’s inside my bottle of Champagne?

‘Grapes of course’ you will say and yes, you will be correct! Though, not only is Champagne made from grapes and via certain varieties of grapes only, there will be a selection of other ingredients that you are likely to be drinking when you are enjoying a glass of bubbly from this famous wine region….

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