Occasions when Champagne should be enjoyed.

Champagne is synonymous with prestige, fun and celebrating! Why must we wait for a specific date?

Madame Lily Bollinger was asked “When do you drink champagne?” and the formidable woman replied:

“I only drink champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”

Madam Lily Bollinger

Madame Lily Bollinger

Genuine French champagne is produced exclusively in the Champagne region of France and its winemakers must abide by very strict laws. The word Champagne itself is protected and ensures that only wines from this region may use it.

Champagne is the most well known and superior sparkling wine in the world, discernible in taste and style from any other sparkling. The champagnes made by every house are also different – offering anyone interested in either learning about wine, or just enjoying drinking the very best, an exciting world of options!

If you want to buy French champagne you have  many choices between labels, possibly more brand names than you know. Moet boasts supreme flavour, finish and quality; and the house of Dom Perignon has a unique signature, each sip typically fresh and sharp. Each of these bottles would be ideal for celebrating or enjoying on a warm summer’s day. Champagne is the ideal choice for any occasion from commiserating to toasting, feeling optimistic, or simply enjoying your life. Champagne goes superbly with many foods too, from fresh fruits to seafoods, pastries and breads.

Every stage of drinking bubbly is enjoyable, from the time the cork is prised free of the bottle, to the bubbles fizzing in the glass. The only rule is that champagne is best served chilled in a high quality glass – no plastic please, this is champagne! Using champagne for celebrations has always been a popular practice, from christening yachts to race car drivers spraying adoring fans! There is definitely something magical about that pop that instantly lifts everyone, even the cork!

You can enjoy this zestful drink at any time of the day or night, with friends or alone, at a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or even a funeral. There is a bottle to suit.  It can be a changeable drink too, mixed into cocktails or with juice if you really must water it down. (Tip: strawberries are a no-no in French champagne as the acidity will change its balance and taste, so keep those for sweetening some other sparkling wines!)

No matter your reasoning for popping the cork and pouring a glass, the only thing that you are guaranteed is that there will be none left!

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