The Champagne And Food Experience

RosÚ Champagne, Vintage Champagne, Non-vintage Champagne are all great with food...

Champagne And Food Pairing

Champagne and friends

There's nothing like Champagne

What You Need To Know About Champagne And Food

Champagne is a French sparkling white or rosÚ wine. By law it is only produced in the Champagne region of northern France. It is made in varying proportions from three grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Unlike many other wines, Champagnes are always blends of dozens of grape batches. The sweetness varies from Extra Brut (at most 0.6% sugar) to Doux (more than 5% sugar). Champagne is considered one of the most food friendly wines and accompanies most fine foods. Some of the classic pairings include Caviar, Raw Oysters, and Risotto with Vegetables.

Champagne starts at about $50 a bottle. With a little luck you may find a Heidsieck Monopole NV (non-vintage) Blue Top for even less. This bargain combines honey, citrus and hazelnut flavors complemented by refreshing acidity. You can age it for a year or two. For a few dollars more try the Taittinger Brut Champagne La Franšaise NV (non-vintage). Among its flavors are citrus, honey, peach, and toast. You can age it for about two years. Usually we suggest three wines. But frankly two bargain (not bargain basement) Champagnes ain't bad.

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