A Wine of Legend
by Sophie Gayot
Since the video interview above is with Richard Geoffroy, the Chef de Cave at Dom Pérignon, I will let him speak about the wine that was exclusively served at the Sun King (Louis XIV)’s court, and that we drink and even spray on each other to celebrate. Champagne bien sûr!
Learn some of the history of monk Pierre Pérignon whose goal was to create a sparkling wine that was “the best wine in the world.” Geoffroy will also give you some pairing advice as we enter the bubbly season.
There is never a need to say “French Champagne,” as Champagne can only be French. To bear the name, it has to be made with grapes grown in the Champagne region of France and has to be produced under the rules of the appellation. “Champagne” is just enough.
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