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What is worth knowing about champagne?

via Dawid Lipiec

There are drinks that are loved the world over and are chosen when you want to make social gatherings special. They are also the best choice when celebrating important moments. Among spirits, the undisputed king is champagnewhich accompanies people during the most beautiful moments of their lives. What is champagne, what country does it come from, where can you buy it and how much does it cost? Here is some key information for those interested in this topic.

Champagne highlights

Although champagne is often referred to as a variety of sparkling, bubbly wines, only some of them can really be called that. This is because these are white wines originating from a specific region of the world, specifically France. Champagne is produced in Champagne and only those wines that originate from there can be called champagne. All other sparkling white wines are just substitutes or imitations of the original champagne. Of course, this does not mean that they will not be delicious, but it is undoubtedly incorrect to refer to them as champagne. It is worth knowing that the name champagne has been reserved for more than 100 years. The very wine tradition in the Champagne area, however, has a much longer history, actually dating back to the Romans. It was then that the grape varieties were first planted there, which today are used to produce the exceptional drink that is champagne.

How is champagne produced?

Champagne is white sparkling winewhich is not artificially saturated with carbon dioxide. The bubbles for which this gas is responsible are therefore a completely natural result of the fermentation process, during which carbon dioxide is released. In order for this process to take place, the grapes must be processed in the right way and then the entire macerate must be stored under the correct conditions, in which not only the temperature but also the humidity is important. Also important is the bottling process itself, which must take place under specific conditions so as to preserve not only the taste and aroma of the wine, but also its bubbles.

Where can you buy champagne?

Champagne can be bought all over the world, no problem at all. It is worth noting that there are a great many different reputable producers in Champagne who produce champagne under different appellations. Among the wines, there are both exceptional specimens that sometimes cost several thousand zloty, as well as champagnes that are cheaper and more accessible to the average bread eater. Of course, it is a great idea to bring yourself a bottle of wine from a trip to France. In the Champagne region, you can visit local producers and opt for the wines they produce there, or go for the world-famous brands that are associated with luxury, great fun and a celebration of life. Good quality champagne can be bought for as little as around 200-300 zlotys, but it is worth mentioning that this type of liquor sometimes costs up to several thousand zlotys.

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How to drink champagne?

How do you drink champagne? It requires a tall and slender glasses, commonly known as champagne glasses. Many people also serve the beverage in flat and wide glasses. In this case, however, it is necessary to drink it a little faster so that all the gas does not escape. Wine should be drunk firmly chilled and not allowed to get too warm. Then it loses all its charm and becomes just an ordinary white wine, which is not what champagne drinking is all about.

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