Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a bottle of ChampagnePaul Claudel 1868-1955
Give yourself some relief to this current public health crisis and enjoy a glass of champagne in the comfort of your home.
FREE CHAMPAGNE ACCESSORIES WITH EACH ORDER
Order 3 bottles 25% Off and get a Champagne *Stopper
Order 6 bottles 30% Off and get a Champagne Ice Bucket
Order 12 bottles 35% Off and get 6 Champagne Flutes
Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificialOscar Wilde, 1854-1900
Champagne (/ʃæmˈpeɪn/, French: [ʃɑ̃paɲ]) is a French sparkling wine. Many people use the term Champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine, but in the EU and some other countries, it is illegal to label any product Champagne unless it came from the Champagne wine region of France and is produced under the rules of the appellation. This alcoholic drink is produced from specific types of grapes grown in the Champagne region following rules that demand, among other things, specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from designated places within the Champagne region, specific grape-pressing methods and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.
Too Much of Anything is Bad, but too much of Champagne is just right.F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896 – 1940
Méthode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced. After primary fermentation and bottling, a second alcoholic fermentation occurs in the bottle. This second fermentation is induced by adding several grams of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and rock sugar to the bottle – although each brand has its own secret recipe. According to the appellation d’origine contrôlée a minimum of 1.5 years is required to completely develop all the flavour. For years where the harvest is exceptional, a vintage is declared and some Champagne will be made from and labelled as the products of a single vintage rather than a blend of multiple years’ harvests. This means that the Champagne will be very good and has to mature for at least 3 years. During this time the Champagne bottle is sealed with a crown cap similar to that used on beer bottles.
Three things I shall never attain: Envy, Content and sufficient ChampagneDorothy Parker 1893-1967
After aging, the bottle is manipulated, either manually or mechanically, in a process called riddling, so that the lees settle in the neck of the bottle. After chilling the bottles, the neck is frozen, and the cap removed. This process is called disgorgement. The pressure in the bottle forces out the ice containing the lees, some wine from previous vintages as well as additional sugar (le dosage) is added to maintain the level within the bottle and, importantly, adjust the sweetness of the finished wine and then the bottle is quickly corked to maintain the carbon dioxide in solution.
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