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What is the difference between vintage and non-vintage Champagne?

What is the difference between vintage and non-vintage Champagne?

The main difference between vintage and non-vintage Champagne, is not that the vintage is old but that it is made from the grapes of only one year’s harvest, whereas non-vintage Champagne is a blend of different years’ harvest. The Champagne Houses and growers provide a continuous house style through the blending of various vintages, to…

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Understanding Champagne labels

Understanding Champagne labels

These are the 10 things that must appear on all Champagne labels: No.1 – Appellation of Controlled Origin Champagne-prominently displayed No. 2 – Brand Marque differentiates the wines of different producers No.3 – Degree of sweetness, Extra-brut, driest wines; brut, very dry; extra-dry, slightly sweet; sec, sweet; demi-sec, very sweet No. 4 – The town…

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Armand de Brignac to release largest bottle of rose Champagne ever produced

Armand de Brignac to release largest bottle of rose Champagne ever produced

Armand de Brignac has released the largest bottle of rosé Champagne ever produced. It is a 30 litre Midas bottle and stands at over an impressive 4 feet tall and weighing in at 45kgs. It contains the equivalent of 40 regular-sized 750ml bottles. How much does this bottle cost – Currently it is still available…

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How many bottles are kept in the Champagne houses cellars?

How many bottles are kept in the Champagne houses cellars?

Have you ever wondered how many bottles are kept in the Champagne houses vast cellars? Over 250 kilometers (155 miles) of Champagne cellars lie beneath Reims, holding around 200 million bottles. The Avenue de Champagne in Epernay that holds many of the big label houses such as Pol Roger, Boizel, Michel Gonet, Moet et Chandon…

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Moet From 1914 Sells for More Than £10

Moet From 1914 Sells for More Than £10,000 at Sotheby’s

Moët et Chandon is one of the world’s most known and largest Champagne producers with approximately 30 million bottles made annually. The house was established back in 1743 and today owns over 1,000 hectares of vineyards and produces a wide selection of award winning Champagne. A news story back in 2013 regarding Moet et Chandon…

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How many bottles of Champagne are produced each year?

How many bottles of Champagne are produced each year?

Champagne produces about 300 million bottles of Champagne each year and is sold globally. The yearly sales figures have grown over recent years though now will remain around the same each year and is said to be mostly due to competition such as rival sales within Prosecco. Here’s a list of some of the Champagne…

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Sabrage - How to open Champagne with a sword

Sabrage – How to open Champagne with a sword

For many of us it will all be about the excitement of untwisting the cage and popping the cork of that Champagne / sparkling wine bottle, but there is another way! It dates back to the Napoleonic era when victories were often celebrated with a Champagne sabrage where the bottle is opened by sliding along…

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Famous Champagne Quotes

Famous Champagne Quotes

Champagne can lead many people to say the most amazing things, sober or not! Many quotes have been shared by the likes of film stars, politicians, sports stars and authors, here we have a list of some of the most well known words that Champagne have made people share: “Come quickly, I am tasting the…

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Champagne facts about bubbles

Champagne facts about bubbles

Many of us love the thought of enjoying a glass of Champagne and it is a globally loved product with millions of bottles being sold every year. How much do you actually know about Champagne though? Here are some fun and interesting facts about Champagne, how to impress your friends quotes when you are ordering…

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