Most of us love champagne, hearing the pop of the bottle, wondering if the cork will go flying, drinking those sharp bubbles, it really is an amazing beverage. Have you ever wondered what the etiquette for champagne is? Here is a few points I research about the special commodity:
1. The name champagne is protected by Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne and can be only used by the growers of the region. In Australia the wording used is sparkling wine.
2. Champagne must be chilled before serving. There are a few ways to chill wine, put the champagne in the fridge and chill to 8-10°C or 3 hours. Putting it in ice and a bucket should take approx. 30 minutes to chill, water will help bring the temperature down.
3. When uncorking the bottle, hold the cork and twist the bottle not the cork, Hold your glass upright rather than slanting it. When filling up the glass fill it only a third, never to the top.
4. When uncorked, champagne does not need to be left to breath, like a red wine. When pouring, it will air the wine and that is all it needs. It will keep for approx. 24 hours in the fridge with a wine stopper. You will be surprised how it keeps.
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