2 Jan 2022
Champagne is an AOC wine, and must therefore obligatorily come from a very specific geographic zone, between Reims and Epernay, and be made from 3 grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Only vintage Champagnes are made from the same harvest, during exceptionally good years.
26 Dec 2021
Champagne has iconic status not only in France, but globally. The sparkling wine, produced exclusively in France's Champagne region, dates back centuries. And though it's still widely associated with luxury, producers today have to strike the delicate balance between mixing the know-how of the past with innovations adapted to the future. The family-run Maison Duval-Leroy is at the forefront of that effort. Its director general Julien Duval-Leroy joined us for Perspective.
10 Sep 2021
The top EU court told a Barcelona tapas bar to drop the term "champanillo" from advertising, ruling that it infringes on legal protections given to champagne.
12 Jan 2019
Champagne: All you need to know about France's famed fizz.