Raise a glass!'Tis the season… to buy champagne! Every year around the holidays it suddenly feels appropriate to always have a bottle of bubbly on hand, but there are so many varieties at different price points that it can be difficult to know which kind to get. And then once we have the bottle, what is the proper way to open, pour, and serve the champagne? We headed to the incredible Bubble Lounge in New York City where we met with Boo Killebrew who taught us everything we need to know about champagne and sparkling wine.
- 1) Not all sparkling wines are "champagne." Only sparkling wines from the region of Champagne, France can actually be considered "champagne."
- 2) Other popular sparkling wines besides champagne are prosecco ,which is from Italy and cava, which is from Spain. The U.S. actually produces a lot of really delicious sparkling wines that are a lot cheaper than most champagne.
- 3) Champagne has it's own unique terminology. Brut means dry, extra brut means extra dry, sec means