o Extra But: new it is 0.5%. - Good champagne, want least amount of sugar present o Sugar hides real taste of champagne o Usually sugar is blended wine o When it is a good year, then you declare vintage. That is of benefit. o If you look at label, some terminology, blanc de blancs tend to be more favored than other champagnes. Made exclusively from white grapes. o Vintage is declared when it is an exceptional year o For a good champagne you want Brut (good wine) o Vintage is declared, blanc and blanc o Sometimes it is extra-bruit. Also blanc de blancs, made from white grapes o Sometimes blanc de noirs --> made from red grapes. In contrast to regular shapes, juice can stay in contact with the skin giving you RED champagne instead of white - ROSE champagne: o Juice can stay in contact with skin of the grape, only in short time to import small amount of color. o When it comes to these types of variety, its real champagne not what some people call champagne… - Champagne is special for its bubbles - Smaller the bubbles, longer lasting it is - Want to see fine bubbles lasting long period of time - In sparkling carbonated water, same CO2, you get large bubbles - In beer you also get CO2, you get bubbles but also a lot of foat - Sabrer le champagne: o open champagne with a saber.
Sundus Naeem Chem 181 Winter 2016 165 - When Russian occupied champagne region, they occupied all these bottle of champagne, was not bothered opening them one by one, used saber. - Number of myths being put forward, if you want to keep bubbles in champagne, put spoon in it --> does not really work... - In red graph, if you use capsule, can keep carbonation for a long time. If you don’t finish champagne right away, can put stopper and use for next day. Will keep good deal of the carbonation. - Grande Epoque: o Maxime, famous restaurant, if you had a gf, you would order champagne and drink it from a shoe to impress her… - Champagne bottles o Got 1/4 bottle, 1/2 bottle, 1 bottle. Got Magnum: equal to 2 bottles o Jeroboam: 4 o Rehoboam: 6 o Mathusalem: 8 o Salmanzar: 12 o Nabuchodonosor: 20 Video 8: - How do you know if good bottle of wine? o Can look at label o Can look at bottle itself o If it is a bordeau, has to be on bottle on left, tall o Burgundy second to left o Green is for wine from rois valley o Right is the champagne bottle, big - Guvee des Saints Peres: o Grand Vin de Table o Mis en bouteille dans nos chais --> has been bottled at this specific place but in this case, it is wine that comes from different part of the wine, this wines are blended and bottled in this area. o Totally uninteresting: cheaper by the L than gasoline. - Vin de Pays: o Vin de Table o It is from a specific area o Wine that is not blended from other areas in France and other parts of world o Can find Vin de Pays in France, really good and good as higher class.
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