Category: Champagne

  • Champagne Chilling

    The Optimal Temperature for Serving Different Wines

    Having a successful dinner party may depend on many factors. If the dinner party includes serving wine, then, for the most part, it depends on how you serve your wine and what you serve.

    Many people make the mistake of pouring the wine at the wrong temperature. The only bigger mistake than that is to pour it into plastic cups, knocking down the wine’s decadent aromas and flavors. Continue reading

  • Champagne Glasses

    Introductory Guide to Sparkling Wines from Around the World

    It’s easy to follow your habits and choose Champagne whenever searching for some bubbles. It is a tried-and-true choice that never goes out of fashion, at least not until the present time.

    Champagne is admired all over the world, and for a good reason. However, Champagne doesn't hold a monopoly over sparkling wines. So yes, it is the most popular choice, but there are so many fantastic sparkling wines out there! Continue reading

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    Chateau Champagnes – Charles de Courance Brut Rosé

    Next up in our Chateau Champagnes review series, we're going to be tasting the Rosé version of the Charles de Courance Brut Champagne we've previously tried. Like the standard Brut, at under €20, it's also on the cheaper side, but since we're trying these in France we'll allow a healthy discount on international prices... Continue reading

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    Chateau Champagnes – Charles de Courance Brut

    In the Champagne region, the Charles de Courance vineyards produce low to mid end sparkling wine, with the right blend and geographical location to claim the coveted "Champagne" classification. The majority of their bottles range from €15-35, so hardly breaking the bank, but enough to get good quality wine for your money.

    In addition to the Charles de Courance Brut, they also offer a number of other similar blended Champagnes including a Rosé we'll be reviewing in a later post. Continue reading

  • Is Champagne wine? Is Rosé Champagne really champagne?

    Is Champagne wine? Differences from sparkling wine

    Champagne is made from a blend of grapes (typically Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) which are then fermented. Champagne can be made from a blend of different wines, and even often difference vintages - the exception being in the case of "vintage" champagne which is unsurprisingly comprised only of a single vintage. Continue reading