Champagne

<p>Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France, from which it takes its name. </p>
<p>The primary grapes used in the production of Champagne are Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Through international treaty, national law or quality-control/consumer protection related local regulations, most countries limit the use of the term to only those wines that come from the Champagne appellation. In Europe, this principle is enshrined in the European Union by Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status. Other countries, such as the United States, have recognized the exclusive nature of this name, yet maintain a legal structure that allows certain domestic producers of sparkling wine to continue to use the term &quot;champagne&quot; under limited circumstances. The majority of US-produced sparkling wines do not use the term &quot;champagne&quot; on their labels and some states, such as Oregon, ban producers in their states from using the term as it can be confusing to consumers.</p>
<p>Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th century. The leading manufacturers devoted considerable energy to creating a history and identity for their wine, associating it and themselves with nobility and royalty. Through advertising and packaging they sought to associate Champagne with high luxury, festivities, and rites of passage. Their efforts coincided with the emergence of a middle class that was looking for ways to spend its money on symbols of upward mobility.</p>

Paul Dethune Brut Rose, NV

Paul Dethune Brut Rose, NV

$60.00
Price: $60.00

Dethune Champagne, Blanc de Blanc, Grand Cru, NV

Dethune Champagne, Blanc de Blanc, Grand Cru, NV

$99.00
Price: $99.00

Dethune Champagne, Demi-Sec, Grand Cru, NV

Dethune Champagne, Demi-Sec, Grand Cru, NV

$51.00
Price: $51.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne Brut Prestige, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne Brut Prestige, NV

$70.00
Price: $70.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne Brut Blanc de Blanc, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne Brut Blanc de Blanc, NV

$58.00
Price: $58.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne Brut Grand Reserve, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne Brut Grand Reserve, NV

$52.00
Price: $52.00

Champagne Paul Dethune, Brut Rose, Grand Cru, NV

Champagne Paul Dethune, Brut Rose, Grand Cru, NV

$60.00
Price: $60.00

Champagne Paul Dethune, Princess, Cuvee Prestige, Grand Cru NV

Champagne Paul Dethune, Princess, Cuvee Prestige, Grand Cru NV

$76.50
Price: $76.50

Champagne Paul Dethune, Grand Cru, Brut, NV

Champagne Paul Dethune, Grand Cru, Brut, NV

$51.00
Price: $51.00

Louis Dousset Champagne, Rose de Saignee Brut Nature, 2007 Grand Cru

Louis Dousset Champagne, Rose de Saignee Brut Nature, 2007 Grand Cru

This is the Sommelier's check list for the most remarkable Champagne. An Amazing food wine, suitable for all foods including heavy red meat. As good as it gets.
If you love great Champagne, this is a must have.

$105.00
Price: $105.00

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