Champagne Facts and Figures
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Facts About Champagne
Some fun facts here about Champagne, Sparking Wine, Prosecco and Cava which all relates to the bottle of bubbly you drink and if you choose to send Champagne, or personalised Champagne to your loved ones through us.
All sparkling wines have different positives and negatives, but for us if you want to send Champagne by post, you must read the below so you know more about your beloved sparkling wine we call Champagne.
- If it is not Champagne, cava, or prosecco, then it is not worth drinking, right? Nope. The Loire Valley and Burgundy in France, Northern California, New York, and even New Mexico make sparkling wines that are delicious and amazingly affordable.
- Just Champagne is great, surely everyone loves a good fine Champagne when the chance happens to have some? But there are some great ones from top Champagne brands that cost much less than others that would make a cost-effective Champagne gift. If you choose to send Champagne like this by post you will no doubt bring a huge smile to the face of the lucky person to receive it. Other ones to note which are neither a cheap Champagne nor an expensive Champagne is a crémant, these are often from the Alsace area and use the same techniques as how the top Champagne brands are made. Spanish Cava also employ this technique, and is much cheaper but perhaps not the same depth in flavour.
- Sparkling wines are often versatile, but don’t try to drink each and every one of them with your dessert. The vast majority are Brut, and by their very nature are dry. For the Champagne bottles that that we provide, and when we send Champagne by post it is always Brut unless you request otherwise. If you are having a dessert, then you may decide that instead of the popular selling Brut Champagne that we have available, you may decide you want the sweeter demi-sec, that way when we send Champagne by post it will be what you are looking for.
- When it comes to the most important bit of the Champagne process, that being the drinking of the fine stuff, your choice of glass could be important. Many people will opt for a flute, which is great for making the bubbles in your Champagne last longer, but when you send Champagne by post, advise the recipient that drinking from a tulip shaped glass, or even a wine glass may be better for flavours.
- Another important fact which many people are not aware, chilling the glass beforehand will affect the bubbles in your Champagne. We have all done it, dip a glass into water and leave in the freezer for half an hour. It is true that they look impressive when they come out of the freezer, but doing so will mean that your Champagne experience will be lessened.
- There is a myth that stipulates that the grapes that make up your Champagne must be made from grapes from the following varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier. This is not correct as your Champagne could easily be made of Petite Arbanne, Pinot Blanc, Fromenteau and Petit Meslier. These are rare grapes indeed, and we would like to hazard a guess that the next bottle of Champagne that you buy will not be made of these grapes, but legally there is nothing stopping it being so. These grapes are found in less than 1% of Champagne varieties, and these tend to be more obscure Champagne brands, and very unlikely to be sold in mainstream shops like supermarkets in the UK.
- So basically, if your sparkling wine isn’t a fine Champagne a Cava, or a brand of Prosecco then surely it will not be worth buying, and you could never substitute your cost-effective Champagne for it right? Incorrect – many other alternatives exist, they may not be as good as a luxury Champagne or even a fine Champagne, but some great alternatives have come from the Loire Valley and also from California. So, should you chose an alternative from when you choose to send Champagne by post, then this would be a great place to start.