Unless you are a regular patron of local champagne lounges and bars, you may not be well versed in champagne. But below is some common questions and answers for the novice champagne taster.
1. Is there a difference between champagne and sparkling wine? If so, what is it?
Well not to be confusing but champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is champagne. You see champagne only comes from a certain region of France of the same name. Now sparkling wine comes from all over the globe.
2. Isn’t Champagne only to be used for special occassions and celebrations?
Nope, it is just a sparkling wine, so you can drink it when ever the mood strikes you. So do not hold back.
3. What is the very best Champagne?
Well there are certain brands that are supposed to be the best like Dom Perignon or Cristal, but it really comes down to personal taste and budget. As Korbel can tast just as good as the super expensive stuff.
4. How long does champagne last?
Like wine, champagne can last for years as long as it is properly stored and corked. It is vital that the champagne is kept chilled and properly stored. Otherwise the bubbles escape or decline making the champagne no longer champagne.
5. Is there many different types of champagne?
In Denver, wine and champagne come in many different flavors and colors like they do elsewhere. You can get regular champagne in many colors and flavors like Rose, Brute and many more. It just depends on your personal tastes.