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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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A glass of Bubbly

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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Correct way to open Champagne bottle

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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Vineyards of Ay

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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