‘Champagne’, one of the world’s most extravagant, exquisite, and expensive delicate wines, is also one of the world’s most storied. This story starts some 300 years ago, in the late 1600′s, with a monk by the name of Dom Perignon, in a small section of France, called ‘Champagne’ (hard to wonder where the name originated…). What many may be unaware of however, is that the bubbles in champagne, were actually unintended, which Perignon spent a great deal of his time trying to prevent.
However, after wine drinkers began to develop a taste for the ‘bubbly’ wine from Champagne, the rest became history. Wars were fought, and to the winners went the spoils, champagne . One of Winston Churchill’s most famous quotes was in regard to Champagne.
Remember gentleman, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!
The little bubbly wine won over not only the tastes of wine purists, and generals, but royalty also; many of whom drank it regularly.
Another quick fact: Champagne is only true champagne if it was produced in the ‘Champagne’ region of France, made with specific kinds of grapes, and distilled in a certain manner.
So, the next time you are shopping for a delicate wine perfect for that special occasion, want to brush up on some wine related trivia, or for the aficionados out there, interested in all the latest, up to date news regarding their most favored delight, check out Wine.com for anything and everything wine, and wine related!