Once again about champagne.
Champagne is probably the only drink in the world, spoken of with enthusiasm. As other wines can be discussed – not discuss champagne, drink it!
French Champagne is inviolable international prestige. In France itself, it is always different from other sparkling wines. In 1919, this distinction is legally recorded: a law was passed, according to which “champagne” can be called only certain varieties of wine from vineyards located within the boundaries of Champagne. Until the late 19th century, the entire fermentation process takes place only in bottles, and then the French invented special tanks.
Soviet champagne in 1937 made by a tank or akratofornogo (akratoforos – vessel in Greek.) Method. As a result, only a month began to be produced incredible amounts of sparkling. The country had the opportunity to drink at best a copy of the beverage of aristocrats, because the reservoir method does not provide a decent quality of wine. But then, the goal was different – to make champagne available for the masses of working people.
In Spain, a method that is called the “champenoise” sparkling wine cava produced from grapes grown in the same geographical area. Popularity at home cava inferior only sherry and dry red wines. Most Spaniards like dry or brut cava.
Italians have long been addicted to asti spumante, and at the same time taught him Russian and sweet lovers. It does not produce a sparkling classical and akratofornym method in the region of Asti in Piedmont. Its sweetness perfectly natural, thanks to the quality of white muscat grapes. Italians rightly decided not to make him noble Brut and it has paid off. Asti happy to drink New Year’s Eve all over Russia.
In contrast to European neighbors, the Germans out of their sect do not worship. Local legislation allows both the mode of production of sparkling – classic and akratoforny. They will vary in taste and price.
Of course, any self-respecting burger, not refuse to drink sparkling to emphasize the solemnity of the occasion, but then by all means go for the most popular national drink – beer.
How to apply
Throughout its history, the champagne has become a symbol of the holiday. In Russia, a bottle of sparkling -nepremenny attribute New Year’s Eve. Everything is accompanied by noble retinue. There are special champagne glasses and a bucket for cooling, filled with ice. It is very easy to handle and special cooling sleeve
For champagne as for any other wine, it is important the correct pitch. High-walled glass flute will fully appreciate the appearance of wine, his game. Equally important is the temperature – 6-8 ° C. Warmer wine seems not harmonious. In the freezer to put the champagne is also not recommended – wine, especially dear to anything subjected to a temperature shock.
To foam overflowing, pour chilled glasses of sparkling wine.
What to submit
Champagne just created for receptions and parties, as may be submitted by itself. But this does not mean that it should not be put on the table, along with any meal. On the contrary, the champagne – one of the most gastronomichnyh wines. It can accompany the entire meal.
Lightweight base Brut will excellent aperitif and awaken your appetite. For oysters and other seafood Brut natyur suit with a bright character. Blanc de Blancs will be a great partner for the exquisite fish dishes and goat cheese. Rose can act in tandem with a variety of dishes – from salmon to wildfowl with berry sauce. Millezimnyh sparkling wines are also very gastronomichny. They are rich and full-bodied taste, and become a single entity in a complex with fish sauce and white meat.
At the end of dinner, champagne will also look favorably: the rose and strawberries – almost perfect match, semi-dry version can be served with dessert or ice cream.
A glass of champagne, without any support at the end of the meal is always nice to refresh and will help get rid of the feeling of satiety.
But there are also products which combine sparkling wines is not recommended. You’d be surprised, but it’s chocolate, for example. Under the ban dishes containing vinegar.