Nothing shouts “celebration” like the clinking of champagne flutes filled with the bubbly wine that we all love – champagne. Today, 16 October 2020, is the day champagne lovers from all around the world, like you and I, celebrate this wonderful fizzy drink.
But, before we move on to talk about how we can raise our flutes to this day, here is a not so well-known fact. Champagne is a sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wines are champagne – it is only a bottle of champagne if it is produced in the Champagne region of France.
So, the next time you decide to ‘pop a champagne’ for a celebration, remember to check if the bottle you are holding in your hand is, indeed, a bottle of champagne! On to our main topic today, here are our top 3 favourite ways to celebrate International Champagne Day!
1. Host a dinner with champagne pairing
The more, the merrier, isn’t it? What’s a celebration without company and merry? Discover new perfect food matches and champagne party the evening away! Here are some of the best foods to pair with your bottle of bubbly:
BRUT – Steak, clams, citrus
BRUT NATURE – Lobster, chicken
BLANC DE BLANCS –Oysters, crab, mac & cheese
ROSÉ – Duck, smoked salmon, raspberries
DEMI-SEC – Desserts!
Attending a dinner instead of hosting? Be sure to bring along a bottle, or even better, a champagne gift set!
2. Make a champagne cocktail
Channel the mixologist in you and mix things up to create delicious champagne cocktails! Need an idea to start? Here is a simple, yet classic cocktail recipe that is so good, you will not want to stop saying “cheers”.
Fill 1/3 of the champagne flute with orange juice, then top it up with Brut Champagne.
3. Pop a bottle
Or two, or more! What better way to celebrate this day than to pop bottle after bottle of champagnes! Don’t know which bottle of bubbly to pop? Here are our picks for you!
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV
Louis Roederer Brut Nature 2012
Louis Roederer Brut Nature Rose 2012
Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2012
Louis Roederer Brut Rose 2013
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008
Dom Perignon 2008
There are so many ways you can celebrate this day, but regardless of which, we know for sure that it is going to be a bubbly day!