Champagne 101

Last Updated: October 14, 2020

Nothing says it’s a celebration like Champagne. Since the discovery of Méthod Champenoise, or the Champagne method, it’s grown to become the premier sparkling wine. The first thing you should know about Champagne is that the wine, by definition, must be made in the Champagne region of France. That means all your favorite brands like Moët, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Perignon are all produced in the same area.

Champagne isn’t all expensive. It comes in a variety of prices, and even a variety of styles. There’s even rosé Champagne. Check out VinePair’s full Champagne guide for everything you need to know about everyone’s favorite sparkling wine, as well as some Champagne cocktails.

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