Poppin’ Bottles: Let’s Celebrate The Season

Nothing quite says, “celebrate” like the sound of the champagne bottle going “POP”! So pour yourself a glass of bubbly and let’s party.

Champagne is an elegant and festive drink. Even though it seems like it’s a varietal of it’s own, champagne is characteristically wine that is derived from a blend of grapes. Genuine Champagne can only come from the Champagne region in France. Any other “bubbly” from around the world is called “Sparkling Wine”; depending on which region you are in. Sparkling Wines and Champagne offer the following varietals: sec, demi sec, extra dry, brut and extra brut. The sugar levels are what make these varieties different. Similar to wine, the term ‘dry’ means the opposite of sweet. Extra Brut and Brut will be your drier less sweet options, while sec and demi-sec will be on the sweeter side. You’ll also notice that Champagne or Sparkling Wine is refered to as “Bubbly.” All those bubbles that elegantly grace and dance around your glass are formed during a second fermentation that processes in the bottle. This is caused from the added sugar and yeast, when the two ingredients react they produce carbon dioxide and the result is tiny bubbles that are confined to a small space.

Here are some of the varieties we offer:

  • Korbel: This California Champagne maker offers multiple varieties ranging from dry to sweet, while leaving you with a lingering light tasting, refined and balanced finish. They also offer Brut Rose and Sweet Rose, offering crisp, bright flavors with aromas of raspberry and vanilla.
  • Rosatello: This wine maker has been in business since the 1950’s. They make their wine from the grapes of the sun soaked vineyards in Italy. They also offer multiple varieties, including a Sparkling Rose. This delicate pink Sparkling wine has fruity aromas with a balanced and clean finish.
  • Krug: This brand hails from the Champagne region of France where they produce just six varietals. They offer fresh, citrusy fruit notes, ending with a dry finish.
  • Veuve Clicquot: Also coming from the Champagne region, where they specialize in premium products. They are known for being one of the first producers in “modern” Champagne making due to their technique and style.

Now that you’ve got the facts, you’re ready to pop some bottles and celebrate. Enjoy!

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