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All about champagne


Discover the specific characteristics of champagne: description, history, production method, terroir, serving and tasting champagne and our brands.

All about champagne

Description of champagne

Champagne is a prestigious and protected wine that is both globally recognized and rooted in centuries-old traditions. Produced exclusively in the Champagne region in Northeast France, it is protected by an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) label.

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History of champagne

Centuries of tradition go into the making of champagne. From its origins as a sacred wine, it later became the preferred beverage of kings at their coronation ceremonies. Nowadays we know it as the time-honored wine of special occasions.

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The champagne production method

Blending tradition, know-how and excellence, champagne is the fruit of a long and complex production method. Most of the champagnes represents at least 15 months of preparation – or 3 years for millésime champagnes.

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The Champagne terroir

Benefitting from a specific climate, soil quality and topography, the Champagne terroir encompasses a patchwork of micro-terroirs endowed with unique characteristics.

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Serving and tasting champagne

What is the best temperature for serving champagne? How should you chill a bottle of champagne? What is the best glass for champagne and how should it be served? We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you enjoy your champagne.

> Discover the rules for enjoying champagne


Selection of bars around the world

World's Best Bars is a site with an ongoing mission to locate the finest bars the planet has to offer and boasts reviews of over 2,000 of the world's most prestigious places to drink and be seen in.

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Our champagne brands

The Pernod Ricard Group owns 2 champagne brands: Maison Perrier-Jouët and Maison Mumm, respectively founded in 1811 and 1827.

> Discover our champagne brands


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