To talk about champagne to beginners you need to first explain where it was originated from. It will come as no surprise to many that it was originated from France, in a town called Champagne, yes this is true. It is made from a certain few grapes and flavoured according to ones certain taste and brand.
Champagne was first introduced in 1857 and it was made in the region of France called Champagne. It is from this that champagne gets its name. Parts of the USA reserve the right to call their bottles Champagne. Others cannot call it champagne.
Every champagne recipe has a secret part to the make up of the drink, that is completely unique to the brand. A minimum of one and a half years is required to develop the unique flavour of the champagne. The grapes made with champagne are pinot noir chardonnay and pinot meunier.
Champagne got its major popularity because of its association with French kings and royalty in general. During the 17th, 18th and 19th century, champagne was associated with power and luxury. Much like as it is seen today, it is an upper class drink.
Champagne marketing from the way it is packaged right down to the glass and the way it is served is all about luxury. It portrays power and it is meant to be expensive. It is commonly known as a luxury gift for friends and families.
Even today, champagne is still considered the drink of the rich and for the rich and famous. At parties champagne is free flowing and at big royal festivals. It is considered a drink of success and celebration and still a major drink in popular culture now, as it was in the 16th century.
Most champagne today is NV – meaning non-vintage. Amongst the many different types of champagne there is Prestige Cuvee, Blanc de noirs, Blanc de blancs and Rose champagne. All are available very expensive and very cheap. Supermarkets now sell cheaper champagne for middle class accessibility.
If you want to try champagne the first bottle you should buy should be a Moet. Find moet offers.