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Champagne and sparkling wine

Champagne and sparkling wine, only for special occasions? Not at all! Find out more about the producing regions, the pairings and the service of sparkling wine in The spirit of knowing blog.

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  1. Champagne bottle in an ice bucket, with flutes.
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    Champagne and sparkling wines demystified

    A great addition to festive moments, these wines are characterized by the more or less important presence of carbon dioxide. Some will display a subtle effervescence like fizzy wines, while sparkling wines and Champagnes offer a more abundant effervescence.

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  2. Flutes with Champagne.
    Tasting and service

    How to serve Champagnes and bubblies

    Ideal beverages for celebrations, sparkling wines must be served in a way which will optimize the product’s quality and subtlety. Here are a few basic notions on how to serve Champagne and sparkling wine.

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  3. champagne laurent-perrier, holidays
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    Laurent-Perrier champagne: A story of savoir-faire

    Produced by a family estate that is more than two hundred years old, Laurent-Perrier champagnes are synonymous with elegance, freshness and purity. An incomparable savoir-faire as well as great respect for the terroir allow this house to offer unique and distinctive cuvées.

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    Three sparkling rosés for your holiday parties

    Will you be hosting this holiday season? It’s the perfect time to break out something sparkling, but not just any bottle: a pink one! Produced by the world’s most prestigious wine makers, these three rosés are delightfully bubbly and will pair seamlessly with your equally festive apps!

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  5. Champagne
    Tasting and service

    Choosing the right Champagne

    When it comes to this bubbly libation, there are many styles to choose from. Here’s a quick guide to get you uncorking the bottle that’s right for you.

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  6. Vintage or non-vintage Champagne?
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    Vintage or non-vintage Champagne?

    What is the difference between vintage and non-vintage Champagne? Our expert answers your question.

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  7. Different types glasses wine
    Tasting and service

    A question of form

    Several factors can affect how we perceive a wine's flavour. Three experts tested the effect of different glasses on taste.

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  8. corkscrew
    Tasting and service

    What Exactly is a Corked Wine?

    The table is set, the glasses shined and all that’s left to do is to open the wine to go with the roast beef that’s been filling your house with mouth-watering aromas all day. You pop the cork and a strange smell wafts out of the bottle. And you know it’s strange because this is a wine you know by heart—one of your very favourites. Your wine is probably corked. But how does this even happen?

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  9. Creating a wine cellar
    Conservation

    Guide to preserving your wine

    A nice cellar is a diversified cellar. It should contain a little of everything: Monday night bottles at $20, Saturday night bottles at $35 and bottles for important occasions and major celebrations.

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  10. Wine stored in a cellar
    Conservation

    Should wine be stored in a cellar?

    Does wine have to be kept in a cellar? The answer depends on how you plan to drink your wines. There’s an appropriate solution for every choice.

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  11. niagara peninsula vineyard
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    The Niagara Peninsula

    What do you think about when you think of Niagara Falls? Certainly, there are hotels with heart-shaped beds, haunted houses and plenty of miniature golf courses... But besides the tourist centre that’s frozen in time and the majestic Falls themselves, Niagara is also a wine region worth checking out—particularly since it’s practically our next-door neighbour!

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  12. Champaign pored into glasses
    Tasting and service

    When to pop open the bubbly

    Everyone pops open the bubbly on special occasions, but it can just as easily be served at a laid-back dinner, or impromptu get-together.

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