Sparkling wine lovers can look forward to a weekend of toasting and sipping on their favourite champagnes as the whole world celebrates Global Champagne Day this Friday.
According to the champagne day website, the concept was created in 2009 by American blogger, Chris Oggenfus who wanted to honour champagne. The day has since become popular with many fans of bubbly around the world and is also used by champagne and sparkling wine brands to promote their wines.
Although many use this drink to celebrate their achievements, weddings or just life. Others are not fans of champagne due to many different reasons, one of them being the myths they often hear about this drink.
To celebrate World champagne day, we debunk 5 myths about champagne.
1. Champagne tastes better served in a flute
Many people believe that it is only correct and classy to have champagne in a flute, however speaking to homebeautiful.com, vineyard owner, writer and wine extraordinaire Robert Walters said that this was false.
According to Walters, the shape of the flute limits one from being able to smell and taste the sparkling wine properly.
“Champagne is a wine! It should be treated as such and ideally served in wine glasses (tulip shaped or larger) and at a temperature that allows you to appreciate the full range of aromas and flavours,” he said.
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2. Champagne is best served cold
Walters also said that many people believe that champagne is best served cold and that is not always the case.
“…Of course, you should serve a champagne at whatever temperature suits you, but if you want to fully appreciate a quality wine, then temperature becomes important. Serving a quality champagne too cold mutes both the flavour and aroma, so, if you can hardly taste the champagne,” he said.
3. Monk, Dom Perignon, was the one who discovered champagne
According to Town and country magazine, many believe that monk Dom Perignon (who also has a champagne named after him), is the one who first discovered the sparkly drink. But this is false because other monks were producing sparkling wines more than a century earlier, and years before his arrival in the hilltop hamlet of Hautvillers.
However, Monk Dom Perignon, did perfect the blending of still wines before secondary fermentation and was the one who introduced the cork.
Wherever you're enjoying your bubbles this weekend - cheers from us!