U of W - The World of Wines Week IV

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Unformatted text preview: The World of Wines Week Four Topics for Week 4 – Champagnes & Sparkling Wines • DVD – Comite’ Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne – Introduction • Champagne – Geographical Perspective • DVD – Comite’ etc. – Terroir • Champagne – Grapes • Champagne – Historical Perspective Topics for Week 4 – Champagnes & Sparkling Wines (cont’d) • From Grapes into Bubbles – Harvest and Methode champenoise • DVD – De la Nature au vin • Champagne Sweetness chart and reading the label • Wine tasting – 2 champagnes plus smoked salmon/strawberries • From grapes into bubbles – Sparkling Wines • Wine tasting – 2 sparkling wines from France CHAMPAGNES OF FRANCE A. GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE 1. 80-90 Miles NE of Paris 2. Major Cities • Reims • Epernay 3. Appellation • 34,500 Hectares • 301 Villages • 75% in Marne Department 4. Five Major Districts • Cote des Blancs – 96% Chardonnay • The Aube – 8% Chardonnay • Montagne de Reims • Vallee de La Marne • Cote de Sezanne The Grapes of Champagne 1. Pinot Noir a. “Black” grape b. 38% of all grape varieties c. Prefers dry, light, chalky soil and cool climate d. High in sugar e. Contributes to body and structure The Grapes of Champagne (cont’d) 1. Pinot Meunier a. “Black” grape...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course ACCT 305 taught by Professor Allen during the Spring '11 term at Wilmington DE.

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