Types Of Champagnes For Every Occasion
Online cooking school students and executive chefs know that champagne has many uses, and is often seen as a luxurious way to celebrate a special occasion. The sparkling wine made from the grapes grown in the Champagne region of France can be found at grown-up birthday parties at the newest dining hot spot, carried by a waitress and topped with a shining sparkler on its way to the VIP table at a nightclub and seen chilled in a tub of ice at a corporate holiday event.
Along with being an alcohol that is from that specific part of France, champagne is also set to a standard that other sparkling wines are not. It is guided by a set of rules that require its makers to apply secondary fermentation techniques to every batch and bottle made. Not only are the preparation techniques unique and the region very specific, the grapes used are generally of the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier variety. Sparkling wine that does not meet these standards will not be able to bear the champagne name.
Start your own celebration by checking out these types of champagnes available today.
Moet and Chandon
This high-end champagne finds its way to many celebrity parties, executive penthouse suites and championship winners’ after parties. One of the most prestigious champagne houses in France, it is also one of the largest producers of champagne in the world. In 2007, its brand sold over 333 million bottles around the world.
Known for its luxury goods and often associated with the high-end lifestyles of the rich and famous, Moet and Chandon represent one of the longest standing champagne production houses. Created in 1743, it has a longstanding supply contract with the Queen of England.
Some of their champagnes are Moet Imperial, Rose, Reserve, Nectar Rose, Moet Ice and almost a dozen vintage bottles praised for their exceptional years and quality grapes.
Another long-lasting and prestigious champagne house, Veuve Clicquot was founded in 1772 in the city of Reims, within the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. It’s founder, Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, quickly established an enterprise that would be known throughout its history as a supplier of high-quality champagne to royalty and the extremely well-off. In 2012, Veuve Clicquot partnered with the World Duty Free Group to celebrate at the London Heathrow’s Terminal 5.