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champagne & Sparkling Wine
Sparkling wine is a beloved beverage enjoyed all around the world. With each country putting their unique spin on it, there are countless types to choose from. However, the most well-known sparkling wine is Champagne. This beverage is one of a kind in taste, texture, and reputation. It’s important to note that true Champagne must come from the region with the same name in France. The region has perfected the bubble-making process, also known as methode champanoise or traditional method.
While these are the basic rules for Champagne, there are many other details involved in the winemaking process that make it so distinctive. This is why so many winemaking areas try to emulate the Champagne style. The categories of Champagne and wine in the Champagne style include vintage, non-vintage, and Rosé.
In the United States, California is the leading producer of sparkling wine made in the traditional method. Many wineries in California are owned and operated by Champagne house companies. You might find that California bottles are similar in style to their French counterparts. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of Champagne or a sparkling wine made in the Champagne style, you’re sure to have a delicious and effervescent experience.