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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. sparkling roses food pairing
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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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  2. Champagne
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    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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  3. 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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  4. Champagne demystified
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    Champagne demystified

    People say a lot of things about champagne. What’s true and what’s false? Let’s debunk some of the most common myths when it comes to this bubbly elixir!

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  5. Jura vineyard
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    Jura wine: original and complex!

    Jura is a small region—especially in terms of production. It’s worth the hunting though, these wines are diverse and very original!

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  6. Champaign pored into glasses
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    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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  7. 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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  8. Creating a wine cellar
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    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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    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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  10. Wine stored in a cellar
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    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. Different types glasses wine
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    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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  12. Percentage of sugar of the wine
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    Sugar and wine: A matter of balance

    Does your wine taste fruity, or is it really sweet? Very ripe grapes have a fruity aroma and richness that may appear to be sweetness, without actually containing sugar. Nonetheless, some wines do contain this sweet substance, which helps intensify a wine’s fruity flavours and roundness on the palate.

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