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Champagne France

You've Been Drinking Champagne Wrong This Whole Time

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.21.2014 | Taste

It’s okay. We won’t tell.

What Makes Champagne Special? A Brief History

Richard Jennings | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Whether the producer is one of the great houses -- producing millions of bottles a year -- or a small, grower producer, one can tell at a quick glance that one is in Champagne and not anywhere else in the wine world.

Holiday Champagnes: This Season's Best Bets

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.09.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Is there any drink that better encapsulates the celebration, joy, brightness and sparkle of the holidays than Champagne? The pop of the cork, the clinking of glasses, the initial fizz of the mousse, the continuing column of tiny bubbles rising in the glass...

Champagne Sales Weathered Crisis Last Year, But Slowdown Threats Loom

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business

French champagne sales managed to weather the economic crisis in 2011, expecting to show 3.5 percent growth thanks to exports to the United States and...

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Celebrates 35 Years -- Part 2

Zorianna Kit | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Zorianna Kit

America is an important market for Nicolas Feuillatte, where it sits in fifth position, behind Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Perrier Jouet and Piper Heidsieck. But on Tuesday night, it was clearly the number one brand among the evening's crowd.

Champagne: The Devil's Wine

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.23.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

In the 17th Century, in the French region of Champagne, little bubbles appeared in wine bottles. Unknown at the time, an accidental second fermentation caused by the cold created CO2 in the wine, turning the bottles into ticking time bombs.

Champagne: Dramatic Change in the Land of Tradition

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Brad Haskel

Major Champagne houses like Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon and Bollinger are running short in their grape supply. This is a dilemma: only wines made in a specific region of France have the right to call themselves champagne.