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  Champagne (province) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Champagne is one of the traditional provinces of France, a region of France that is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name.
It was to the interest of the Count of Champagne, virtually independent of his nominal suzerain, the King of France, to extend the liberties and prerogatives of the towns.
Traditional historians have dated the decline of the Champagne fairs to the conquest of Champagne by Philip the Bold in 1273 and its inclusion within the Crown of France by Philip IV in 1284.
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 Champagne (beverage) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Champagne is typically a white wine even if it is produced with red grapes, because the juice is extracted from the grapes using a gentle process that minimizes the amount of time the juice spends in contact with the skins, which is what makes red wine red.
Most Champagne is non-vintage, produced from a blend of years (the exact blend is only mentioned on the label by a few growers), while that produced from a single vintage is labelled with the year and Millésimé.
Champagne is usually served in a champagne flute, whose characteristics include a long stem with a tall, narrow bowl and opening.
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 Celebrating Champagne — Into Wine
Champagne also benefited when the cathedral at Reims was chosen in 987 AD, as the coronation site for the French king Hugh Capet and establishing Reims as the spiritual capital of medieval France.
Although sparkling Champagne was only about 10% of the region's output in the 18th century, it was enjoyed increasingly as the wine of English and French royalty and the lubricant of preference at aristocratic gatherings.
By 1735, a royal ordinance was instituted to dictate the size, shape, and weight of champagne bottles, the size of the cork they should use and that they be secured with strong pack thread to the collar of the bottle.
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 Nicolas Feuillatte Brut - Kosher Champagne - France 750ml   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, however, ages its non-vintage Champagnes for a minimum of 3 years, and ages its vintage wines 3 to 7 years.
Indeed, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte's winemaking facility is considered one of the most modern in France and has been a leader in the use of advanced robotics as well as the first to culture its own native yeast strains for the primary fermentations of its wines.
A Kosher Champagne is a Champagne produced with greatest respect for the Jewish laws enshrined in the Torah.
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 Vueve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
This classically-styled, dry Champagne is a blend of two-thirds fl grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) for body, balanced with one-third Chardonnay for elegance.
This wonderful, dry Champagne with its light rose glow and copper highlights is an ideal companion for delicate dishes like salmon or poultry and also as an apéritif.
One of her most significant triumphs was sending a secret shipment of her Champagne to Russia in 1814 in defiance of Napoleon's blockade--a great success.
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 Champagne France Travel France Vacation Tourism
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Throughout France, the Champagne region was held in the highest esteem.
Champagne, which was not originally called that but rather "gray wine of Champagne", became an immediate success almost throughout France.
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 Province of Champagne, France
The Falaise de l'Ile-de-France, a limestone ridge, borders Champagne on the west, separating it from the Ile-de-France, core of the Paris Basin.
The kings of France were crowned in the magnificent Gothic cathedral at Reims.
To its east are the fertile cornfields, pastures, and orchards of the clay vale of Champagne Humide ("wet Champagne").
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 Encyclopedia [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in Langres, Champagne, France in 1713, he was a prominent figure in what became known as the Enlightenment, and was the editor-in-chief of the famous Encyclopédie....
Its popularity is confirmed by the fact that it went through no less than five editions, each revised and augmented, the last edition appearing in 1672 Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands.
It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark and the Baltic Sea, to the east by Poland, and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands....
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 AsiaAmericawww. Com | The Wine & Spirits Magazine; Wine Knowledge - Champagne, France
The only wine with any right to the name" Champagne" is that made from certain legally specified grapes grown in limited and well-defined sections of the province of France called Champagne.
The vineyards of Champagne are the farther north of any producing French wines of Appellation Controlee (see AOC in the wine glossary).
Cool and misty climate is only one factor which contrbutes to making Champagne what it is. Another is the exceptional soil from which the vines draw their nourishment and whose qualities are reflected in the grapes and in the wines.
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 Champagne Ardennes France regional information for travelers, walking tourists.
By the 10th century, the duchy of Champagne became a hereditary estate known as the county of Champagne.
Champagne consists mainly of a chalk plateau and is best known as the home of the sparkling white wine: the Champagne.
The Champagne region is also known for the raising of sheep and the manufacture of wool being part of the economy.
www.discoverfrance.com /regions/champagne.html   (466 words)

 Champagne | Appellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Today, strict regulations are enforced to ensure that the appellation "Champagne" applies only to the wines produced according to the long-established traditions in the Champagne region of France.
In 1927, the vineyards of Champagne were legally defined, according to the wine producing history of villages.
One of the Office of Champagne's missions is to recognize and protect the exclusive nature of the appellation and its namesake.
www.champagne.us /appellation/appellation.html   (359 words)

 Vino! Wine Tasting Knowledge - Champagne Explained
The Champagne province made still wines until the 18th century, when Dom Perignon revolutionized the process to produce the present-day sparkling wine known as Champagne (a little production of red, white and rose non-sparkling wines is still made).
While Champagne is sometimes sold in larger containers like magnums (equivalent to two bottles), jeroboams (four bottles), or even balthazars (sixteen bottles), and the biggest mabuchodonosor (twenty bottles), it is best in the single bottle or magnum.
Champagne is ready to drink when it is released.
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 Champagne France - Hotels - compare prices, reviews and buy at NexTag - Price - Review
This former coach inn is the ideal retreat for champagne enthusiasts who may select one of the Royal Champagne's two hundred...
The hotel is in the green Champagne region with its wine cellars.
In the heart of the Champagne region, 5 min from the motorway A4 (Paris-Reims), the Ibis hotel invites you to a...
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 Cheap hotels in Champagne, France: 4 star hotel deals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wherever you choose to begin or end a sojourn in Europe’s largest country, and however long you spend exploring you’ll simply be scratching the surface of this vast and varied land.
France’s geography stretches from rugged coastline to seemingly infinite beaches, from bustling cities to quaint countryside villages and from a sun-drenched isle to luxury mountain ski resorts.
In the heart of the Champagne region, the Briqueterie welcomes you in a very romantic and calm atmosphere.
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 Champagne France - MUMM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Luxury champagnes / history of champagne Mumm /...
The presence of grapes and wine in the Champagne region is closely linked with the Roman conquests.
The Arrival of the Mumm Brothers in Champagne FRANCE
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 Mercier Champagne France
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The birth of a great champagne : the terroir with the vineyard, the climate, the oil, the grape varieties and Winemaking.
In keeping with the traditional methods of the Champagne region, this cuvÈe is created by assembling local whites and reds This assemblage is based on the Pinot Noir variety which reveals its fruity and lively character.
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 French Champagne - A guide to Champagnes
Ever since the 17th century the effervescent wines of this region of Northern France have been tickling taste buds and pleasing the palates of the monied classes.
Grape quality is all-important and most of their champagnes are classified as premier or grand cru.
Louis Roederer hit the big time in 1876 with their Cristal Cuvee and by 1909 were the official champagne suppliers to the Tsars.
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 Champagne, France - The map, the climate, the soil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As the map indicates, the vine growing region in Champagne consists of 3 primary zones.
The Reims Mountain, TheValley of the Marne River, Cote des Blancs The vineyards strive on hills stretching 120 kilometres in length and from 300 metres to two kilometres in width.
Additionaly, Fugues en France organizes individually tailored high-quality tours, seminars, programs and services based on the cultural themes of wine, gastronomy and nature.
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 France - Champagne and Burgundy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As it is traditional in ballooning to serve a bottle of champagne at the end of each flight, this trip also celebrated Buddy Bombard uncorking and serving his 10,000th bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne!
The Champagne & Burgundy itinerary was so well received that we have continued to offer it each year as a very special and commemorative anniversary trip.
Eighteen miles long, they are the largest in the world, housing 93 million bottles of champagne.
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 Holiday farmhouse in Champagne - Ardenne France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This 150 year old farm house in the centre of the village was fully refurbished in 1995 and is fully equipped for a comfortable stay in winter or summer.
There is a barn with bicycles, barbecue, deckchairs, wooden garden furniture and everything necessary to enjoy the beautiful and well maintained garden and 'La France profonde.' Just on the border between Brie and Champagne, the farmhouse is 5 minutes drive to the vineyards and 30 minutes from Epernay and its famous Caves de Champagne.
Fromentieres is situated on the border between Brie and Champagne, 18 miles from Epernay, the centre of the Champagne district.
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 FinestWine: Order Pommery, France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In less than 20 years, thanks to Mrs Pommery, the Pommery House became one of the most important and prestigious Houses of Champagne.
As the Russian market was too difficult to break into, she decided to turn to the British market.
Indeed, you should know in 19th century, the Champagne was a very sweet wine and only drunk with dessert.
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 Sabler Le Champagne Ou Sabrer Le Champagne - Hotels - France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some say, for example, that it was the pile of sand in which one put Champagne bottles before the invention of the fridge… in fact, according to the Academy in the 17th century, meant to swallow the entire contents of a wine glass in one go.
Taking either a bottle or a Magnum of champagne in your weak hand, you hold your “sword” in the strong hand.
You slide the blade along just under the tip of the neck of the bottle, and when you reckon that you have found the right angle of attack, you strike the sword firmly onto the neck.
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 champagne france - Find, Compare, and Buy champagne france at Shopping.com
East Of Paris Sketches In The Gatinais Bourbonnais And Champagne
Send a bottle of champagne to most towns for delivery by 5pm today.
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 AllRefer.com - ChAlons-en-Champagne, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - ChAlons-en-Champagne, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
51,533), capital of Marne dept., NE France, in Champagne, on the Marne River.
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 Hotel Chateau de Fere - nr Reims, Champagne, France
Set in the romantic village of Fère-en-Tardenois in the province of Champagne, the castle welcomes guests from around the world with its elegant gardens and fine accommodation.
Fère-en-Tardenois was constructed between 1206 and 1260 as a fortified castle by Robert de Dreux, grandson of Louis VI, King of France.
A warrior, diplomat,minister, devotee of the arts, Montmorency was the most powerful man in all France next to the king.
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 Paris, Loire Valley, Champagne | France | wine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the morning we visit the ancient castle of Langeais, whose "keep" is the oldest in France-- from the 10th century, built by Foulques Nera.
We travel the Champagne Route to the capital of the champagne region, Epernay.
In the afternoon we take a scenic drive along the Champagne route to visit a family owned champagne cellar and taste their excellent product.
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/5386.html   (876 words)

 Champagne - France
Following a revival from a post-Millennium slump, the French market for champagne stood at €3.55 billion in 2003, equalling volume sales of 125.1 million litres.
The most dynamic growth between 2001 and 2003 was registered by the rosé variety, which benefited from its novelty value and new product launches.
Despite good growth in the rosé sector,brutremains by far the most important champagne style, accounting for over 85% of total volume sales in the off-trade in 2003
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 Le Champagne : Site Officiel des vins de Champagne - France
Vous voulez savoir pourquoi le Champagne est inimitable.
Vous souhaitez apprendre à mieux choisir vos vins de Champagne.
Vous aimeriez percevoir tous les arômes des vins de Champagne.
www.champagnes.com   (92 words)

 France : Bicycling Burgundy and Champagne | France | burgundy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now the capital of the Southern Champagne region, Troyes proudly displays its medieval heritage in a well-preserved town center.
We'll fit bicycles before gathering for introductions and a glass of Champagne, and have a welcome dinner together this evening.
Our hotel is base for us again tonight as we pedal east to visit the vineyards of southern Champagne.
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