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Choosing The Right Champagne

Apr 4, 2008
Sparkling wines are wines with bubbles. These bubbles come from carbon di oxide. See when fermentation is happening, alcohol and carbon di oxide is being produced. When wine makers decide to trap the bubbles, they become sparkling wine. One of the most popular sparkling wines in the world is the champagne. It hails from France and is considered the 'love' drink. After all, what are you having on a special night with your special someone - a champagne.

Champagne is definitely the king of sparkling wines. Due to the bubbles, ChampagNe has crossed over various countries and as I mentioned before, it is what sparks the romance on a sexy night. They say champagne was made famous by earlier Hollywood movies in the 30s but it is the drink it self that has made it the choice of many. It spread like wildfire when introduced to the USA and took over Canada and Australia. However, not all sparkling wines are popular and not sparkling wines are champagne. In fact their is a controversy behind the name itself. A lot of American wine makers call their wine sparkling wine just out of respect of the French name. Legally they can use the name but just because they understand that it was the French that made it, they like to call it sparkling wine. This is what I personally love about the wine making industry, their is just so much love and understanding between these folks that its truly amazing.

Sometimes companies though still call their drinks champagne but in reality they are just sparkling wine, and mind you, with a lot less bubbles. Champagne is actually made a little different than many sparkling wines. Even the grapes used to produce sparkling wines are completely different. Champagne also has a larger alcoholic percentage than most wines that are out there and range from 14 percent or more. Also make sure your wine comes from France, Canada or USA. Ofcourse the ones from France are fairly expensive but they are real champagne. Australian champagne is still a good alternative but the French got everyone beat when it comes to champagne. The French are really proud of their products and rightfully so and they are also protected by the government. If you are making wine in France, you are literally being treated like royalty. Sometimes even I feel like moving to France just so I can not only learn the whole art, but also come up with my own special blend.

Anyways, next time your special lady and you go out, make sure you get real champagne and not just sparkling wine. Remember, if it ain't bubbling, than its absolutely nothing - just another wine. Always look at the label, the brand, and the bubbles. The more the better. Finally when you will taste that beautiful wine, you will know that you got the right champagne and not just sparkling wine. Not that their is anything wrong with sparkling wine, I mean I love it but when I want champagne, it better be one!
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June Beezy is the founder of the home booze kit, discover how to make own alcohol at home
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