National Champagne Day recognizes the wine that puts the pop in every New Year’s Eve celebration. 

Genuine champagne only comes from France’s Champagne region. French law protects where and how it’s made. With some exceptions, only Champagne made according to set specifications and within the French region may label their wines using the term “Champagne.” Other foods and beverages fall under this type of protection in France and other parts of the world.

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Champagne Sealer Stopper, BGMAX 3 Pack Stainless Steel Sparkling Wine Bottle Plug Sealer Set with a Longer Sealing Plug, Gifts Accessories for Champagne

Brand: BGMAXimum

Champagne, France, is located northeast of Paris and provides ideal temperature and soil to produce the grapes required for Champagne. Only eight varieties of grapes are allowed production in the Champagne region. Primarily, the three grapes used to create Champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. 

Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region Kindle Edition  by Peter Liem  (Author) 
Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region Kindle Edition

by Peter Liem  (Author) 

Unlike other wines, Champagne ferments in the bottle allowing the vintner to trap the CO2 in the bottle. The bubbles give Champagne its effervescence.  

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JBHO Hand Blown Crystal Champagne Flutes – Lead-Free Premium Crystal Clear Glass – Set of 4-7.13 Ounce(211 ml) – 9.84” Tall – Perfect Size Champagne Glasses – Gift-Box for any Occasion

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While Champagne can be spendy, if you’re looking for a little pop on New Year’s Eve, there are other varieties of sparkling wine available from Italy, California, and even the South of France. They offer a sparkle that won’t put a fizzle in your pocketbook. Then again, splurging and ringing in the New Year is the perfect opportunity each year to celebrate.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalChampagneDay

Pop open a bottle of your favorite champagne. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.) Use #NationalChampagneDay to post on social media.