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>

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Brut BLanc de Blanc, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Brut BLanc de Blanc, NV

$64.00
Price: $64.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Brut Rose, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Brut Rose, NV

$60.00
Price: $60.00

Dethune Champagne Brut Cuvee l'Ancienne 2012 Grand Cru NV

Dethune Champagne Brut Cuvee l'Ancienne 2012 Grand Cru NV

A remarkable wine with a remarkable presentation.

Not an entry level Champagne.

Sophisticated Luxury.

For Champagne aficionados.

$135.00
Price: $135.00

Dethune Champagne Brut Prestige Grand Cru NV

Dethune Champagne Brut Prestige Grand Cru NV

Fantastic blending of older wines

$76.50
Price: $76.50

Dethune Champagne Brut Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru NV

Dethune Champagne Brut Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru NV

The Best use of Chardonnay ever devised!

$110.00
Price: $110.00

Dethune Champagne Brut Blanc de Noir Grand Cru NV

Dethune Champagne Brut Blanc de Noir Grand Cru NV

100% Pinot Noir, a monster food wine.

$73.50
Price: $73.50

Dethune Champagne Brut Rose Grand Cru NV

Dethune Champagne Brut Rose Grand Cru NV

$60.00
Price: $60.00

Dethune Champagne Brut Grand Cru NV, Jeroboam

Dethune Champagne Brut Grand Cru NV, Jeroboam

$249.00
Price: $249.00

Dethune Champagne Brut Grand Cru NV, Magnum

Dethune Champagne Brut Grand Cru NV, Magnum

$110.00
Price: $110.00

Dethune Champagne Brut Grand Cru NV

Dethune Champagne Brut Grand Cru NV

A real Classic Champagne

$54.00
Price: $54.00

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