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What’s The Best Glass To Serve Champagne In?

You – A glass of Champagne please. Bartender/Waiter – Of course, what glass would you like? That’s not likely going to be a question you will ever be faced with, the most awkward question is going to be more like: Bartender/Waiter – Would you like a Brut or an Extra Brut? But if you decide…

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What’s The Correct Way To Open A Bottle Of Champagne?

You’ve got your chilled bottle of Champagne sitting there on the table and you’re wondering if there’s a certain way you need to open it, how awesome would it be if you could open the bottle in a professional, cool and safe way, in front of your friends or that special someone. There are 3…

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Is bad Champagne cloudy

What are the different types of Champagne?

Champagne, a drink for special moments, celebrations, birthdays, weddings and for whenever you damn well feel like it, but do you know all the types of Champagne? The ones with no sugar added, to the ones made for a sweet tooth? Champagne is Champagne, they’re all made from grapes, all fermented twice and all contain…

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What Does ‘Grower Champagne’ Mean?

Grower Champagne can only be called a Grower Champagne if all the grapes used in producing your Champagne were grown on vines in your own vineyards/estate, rather then purchasing grapes from other third party vineyards. Grower Champagne is referred to in French as Récoltant-Manipulant Not all Champagne Houses have enough hectares of vines to meet…

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Where do Champagne bubbles come from

What causes the bubbles in Champagne?

Champagne for many of us is all about the fizz, the pop, the effervescence or quite simply the bubbles! What sets Champagne and many other sparkling wines apart is, of course, the lively character thanks to the appearance of the bubbles – I am sure you are familiar with letting Champagne go flat and how…

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What Does ‘Grower Champagne’ Mean?

Grower Champagne can only be called a Grower Champagne if all the grapes used in producing your Champagne were grown on vines in your own vineyards/estate, rather then purchasing grapes from other third party vineyards. Grower Champagne is referred to in French as Récoltant-Manipulant Récoltant-Manipulant can also be identified as RM on a label. Not…

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How Traditional Method Sparkling Wine Is Made

Traditional Method, sometimes referred to as the Méthode Champenoise, is famously used to create Champagne in the Champagne region of France, but it isn’t exclusively used there. You don’t have to be in Champagne to use the Traditional Method, as Sparkling Wines in France, outside the Champagne region use this method, even Spain uses this…

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A Sparkling Wine For Every Season

Every season brings a new atmosphere, with one making you want to spend as much time outside soaking in the sun, with an ice lolly in hand, where another will make you want to snuggle up indoors next to an open fire reading a good book with a glass of Sparkling Red Wine in hand,…

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