There really is no substitute for Champagne!
What you need to know about Champagne!
If you have never heard of Champagne before, you must have been living under a rock. Seriously, never having had Champagne is like never having listened to the Beatles. Once you have your first sip you will be transformed, you will realize that everything that has ever happened since is just a copy, a pretender who wishes it could live up to the same heights.
Champagne is a sparkling wine made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. These wines are then introduced to the "traditional method" of creating sparkling wine, where yeast and sugar are introduced to create the bubbles. Dom Perignon introduced the method as a way of making white wine with red grapes, but spent the rest of his life trying to get rid of the bubbles. Today the most prestigious sparkling wine carries his name, and people all over the world empty their wallets to get a taste.
Food pairings for Champagne
Champagne is surprisingly versatile and given its ability to cleanse your palette with its dryness and fizziness. Champagne is a delectable treat when served with oysters.
Scouting tips for Champagne
True Champagne comes from the Champagne region in France. There are a handful of major Champagne houses you should know about including Krug, Bollinger, Moet Chandon, and Pol Roger. Anything coming from outside of the Champagne region cannot be called Champagne.
Occasion Pairings for Champagne
Champagne demands a celebration. New Years parties, birthday parties, weddings, or winning something are best capped off with a bottle of Champagne.
Anything else you should know about Champage?
You will want to know how to properly open a bottle of Champagne, whether it be super classy using a white cloth or using a saber to open it up with a bit of flair.