Champagne only comes from Champagne, France
There are many beautiful sparkling wines from around the world, but Champagne is the region that produces the most famous of them all. Friday is World Champagne Day and it is one of my favorite days to discover, explore, and drink all things Champagne. This year, with unexpected challenges and hardships around the world, even the smallest moments in life are a cause for celebration.
Champagne is just an hour east of Paris and covers 34,000 hectares which are divided into four regions; Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côtes des Blancs and Côte des Bar. Champagne is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a region that is a must-visit for all wine lovers.
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These 5 Champagnes are the perfect way to start the weekend. Gather a few friends and some of these effervescent beauties and enjoy the excitement in your glass. Consider Champagne for even your casual moments. Champagne pairs deliciously with fried chicken, chips, or even homemade macaroni and cheese, if you are craving comfort food. With Halloween around the corner, and you are celebrating with a scary movie marathon, consider pairing your glass of bubbly with some old-fashioned popcorn. No need to get all formal with Champagne, enjoy these bubbles for even your most casual nights.
5 Champagnes To Drink Now
For over 210 years the Henriot family has symbolized the innovative approach and high standards of a Champagne house that has remained independent. The Henriot Blanc de Blanc is pure, concentrated and expressive, with floral, fruity and pastry aromas, followed by exotic spicy notes. The attack is dynamic, full and powerful, with aromas of lightly toasted brioche, quince jelly, and acacia honey. The clean, delicious finish develops on a light menthol note and shows excellent length. The Henriot Blanc de Blanc is beautiful, elegant and captivating.
Le Black Label Brut owes its iconic name to Victor Lanson who gave it in 1937, both as a proof of openness to the world and as a tribute to the Royal Court of England which Lanson has been officially supplying since 1900. This Champagne is a balanced alliance of vitality and finesse, freshness and elegance, characteristic of the Lanson style. It is lively in the flute, with a fine stream of persistent bubbles. Its fresh aromas combine the impression of vitality and springtime scents, together with hints of toast and honey. On the palate, bouquets of ripe fruits and citrus create a sensation of opulence yet lightness.
From the very start, the wines of Charles Heidsieck managed to seduce the royal courts of Europe. Today, the House’s wines are awarded the highest accolades. The Champagne has a deep golden robe with delicate and long-lasting bubbles. The bubbly offers a complex, voluptuous nose with notes of freshly baked brioche and the richness of roasted coffee beans. The texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry filled with plump red plums and ripe cherries. A classic Champagne that is complex and therefore, intriguing.
In the 17th Century, during the reign of Louis XIV, France enjoyed its most illustrious era. Louis XIV’s era became known as the Grand Siècle – the “Great Century”. Bottled in a replica of a 17th Century bottle evoking the radiance of that period, Laurent-Perrier’s prestige cuvées embody luxury, magnificence and elegance fit for a king. Grand Siècle has a bright color, with a brilliant yellow hue. An intense and complex nose of slightly candied fruits and fresh pastry. Well-rounded and developed, the wine brings a feeling of fullness while its beautiful minerality leaves an outstanding sensation of freshness.
For four generations, the parents and grandparents of André Jacquart only produced Champagne grapes. In 1958 André Jacquart introduced a new spirit in the family, producing his own estate-bottled Champagne, and as they say the rest is history. This rosé has a deep cherry color. The nose has luscious aromas of sour cherry, wild strawberry, and a hint new oak. There is a creamy vinous texture, even tannic. The André Jacquart Rosé is a rare wonder from Champagne that will definitely leave you impressed.