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We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at champagne fun facts.
Champagne Fun Facts: Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand, among other things, secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation, specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from specific parcels in the Champagne appellation and specific pressing regimes unique to the region.
- The primary grapes used in the production of Champagne are black Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier but also white Chardonnay.
- Méthode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced. After primary fermentation and bottling, a second alcoholic fermentation occurs in the bottle. This second fermentation is induced by adding several grams of yeast and rock sugar to the bottle.
- In a 750ml bottle of Champagne there are approximately 49 million bubbles.
- The longest recorded flight of a champagne cork is more than 177 feet (54 metres).
- December 31st is National Champagne Day.
- Sparkling wines and champagnes are generally categorized as: extra brut, brut, extra dry, sec and demi sec. All of this depends on sugar levels. In wine terms, ‘dry’ is the opposite of sweet.
- Wines from the Champagne region were known before medieval times.
- The Romans were the first to plant vineyards in this area of north-east France, with the region being cultivated by at least the 5th century, possibly earlier.
- Contrary to popular belief, Dom Pérignon did not invent sparkling wine, though he did make important contributions to the production and quality of sparkling Champagne wines.
- The first sparkling Champagne was created accidentally; the pressure in the bottle led it to be called “the devil’s wine”, as bottles exploded or corks popped.
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Reference: Wikipedia; fun facts about Champagne.
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