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 ChampagneChampagne is well known worldwide as a sparkling wine made ​​from selected grape in the Champagne region of France. For a successful Champagne requires a secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle. Many of us use the term "Champagne" as a generic term for sparkling wine but most importers reserve this term only for all wines that are exported from the Champagne region and are produced in accordance with sparkling wine appellation.

When we look at a glass of Champagne can easily observe characteristic bubbles. The most important grape varieties used for the production of Champagne are Pinot Noir Champagne is well known worldwide as a sparkling wine made ​​from selected grape in the Champagne region of France. For a successful Champagne requires a secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle. Many of us use the term "Champagne" as a generic term for sparkling wine but most importers reserve this term only for all wines that are exported from the Champagne region and are produced in accordance with sparkling wine appellation.

 

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When we look at a glass of Champagne can easily observe characteristic bubbles. The most important grape varieties used for the production of Champagne are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay white. To be entitled to designate wine producers are only accepted that plots of grape vines in compliance with laws in force in the Champagne region of France.
Royalty became associated with the name champagne in the 17th, 18th and 19th wine producers made ​​special efforts to associate the name of Champagne highest circles of society through sustained publicity for centuries which led to what we know today about sparkling wine.

In the wine growing region of Champagne before medieval times. Among the first planted vineyards in these regions were the Romans in northeastern France. These regions were grown by the 5th century, possibly earlier. Later, churches in the vicinity of vineyards and wine calurgarii produced for use in the sacrament of the Eucharist. French kings were traditionally anointed in Reims was served as part of coronation festivities.
Champagne cockteilsContrary to legend and popular belief, Dom Perignon did not invent sparkling wine but he made ​​important contributions to the quality and production of sparkling wine. The oldest recorded champagne is Blanquette of Limoux which seems to have been invented by Benedictine monks in the monastery of Saint-Hilaire in 1531. They accomplished this by bottling before fermentation page ended. A century later, an English Christopher Merret documented the addition named sugar in the finished wine to create a second fermentation. Merret who was a medical doctor in 1662 presented a paper to the Royal Society in which he described what is now called méthode champenoise.

The first sparkling wine was created accidentally in France. Sparkling wine bottles pressure was unmanageable and many bottles break because of it. Therefore, since Champagne is also called "the devil's wine" (le vin du diable).
Successfully produced sparkling wine that was used methode rural and wine bottled only after fermentation end. Producers of Champagne methode champenoise not used until the 19th century, about 200 years since Christopher Merret documented the process. In the 19th century saw spur explosive growth in Champagne production of 300,000 bottles per year in 1800 from 20 million bottles in 1850.
In the 19th century Champagne was much sweeter than today. Champagne tendency to not be sweetened began with Perrier Jouet's decision in 1846.

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