It is a simple concept, yet so many people get wrapped around the cork over it. A “sparkling wine” from areas outside of the Champagne region of France is called a Sparkling Wine.
Don’t worry, it is not your fault. The confusion was caused by marketers looking to take a sip from someone elses’ glass. Basically, Champagne is a brand all by itself. The word brings to mind luxury, great taste, and opulence. What better reasons would a marketer need to call their sparkling wine Champagne???
I am not French, not in business to support Champagne, and certainly have nothing against sparkling wine. My goal for this post was to educate. How did I do? Any thoughts???
PS – try a sparkling wine from Schramsburg Vineyards in California. Wines like theirs help to define what sparkling wine, in this case from California, is all about.