Champagne Trivia!

The process of making an elite champagne is both intricate and fascinating, and we all know the end result is something oh so enjoyable. Not only a fancy drink for New Year’s Eve, champagnes can be paired with full meals, enjoyed on hot summer days, even… bathed in? Test your knowledge on all things champagne and check out these user posts to discover some champagnes you may want to try before summer is over! 1.) What is the job of "Riddlers"? 2.) On average, how many bubbles are in a 750mL bottle of champagne? 3.) What is the process of disgorgement? 4.) Marilyn Monroe once took a bath in champagne. How many bottles were used? 5.) Which famous politician had a Prestige Cuvée made in his honor by Pol Roger? Read on for the answers listed below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1.) To turn champagne bottles each day, moving sediment to the neck. 2.) 49 million. 3.) The removal of frozen sediment collected in the neck. 4.) Approximately 350. 5.) Winston Churchill. How many did you get right? 5-4 "Sparkling brilliance"; 3-2 "Still got some fizz"; 1-0 "Falling flat"

Pol Roger

Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2002

The 2002 pol roger sir Winston is a little under rated but this is an amazing bottle . Just starting to develop some secondary aromas and flavors . Tasted from magnum . — 6 months ago

Ron, Stephen and 14 others liked this

Piper-Heidsieck

Cuvée Rare Champagne Blend 1999

Rich and yeasty with obvious lengthy lees aging with notes of brioche, mushrooms and golden apples — 5 months ago

Nick, Ira and 2 others liked this

Perrier-Jouët

Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2004

Maxwell Burns
9.9

Very few bottles of wine have impressed me more than this. Near perfect on all fronts. The mousse is so creamy and has a rich yeasty texture, yet is balanced by an underlying freshness. The quality of the 2004 vintage in Champagne shines through this wine. What a treat. — 2 years ago

Chris, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuvée 163 Ème Édition Brut Champagne Blend

So fresh, vibrant & energetic with lemon lime, citrus, green apple, saline, mineral & pastry dough. — 19 days ago

James, Paul and 9 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Gary Westby
9.4

It was great to learn about the Billecart range straight from Antoine Billecart. The base wine for the current bottling is almost entirely Meunier, with the 40% reserves being split between three different harvests of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wine was so clean and refined with lots of pristine white fruit as well as cream and just a touch of baguette. A treat! — 3 years ago

Larry, Anthony and 11 others liked this

René Geoffroy

Millésime Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2005

She's a thing of beauty! Full, round, mouthwatering deliciousness. Super complex. Melon, peach, toffee, honey. Develops beautifully when left to breathe. Aftertaste goes on forever. Only their best oldest vines are used. They only use the coeur of the cuvée. Matured on older Burgundian barrels for a year. Disgorged June 2016 53%chardonnay, 30% Pinot noir, 17% Pinot Meunier. — 2 years ago

Shawn and Severn liked this

Canard-Duchene

Authentic Brut Champagne Blend

Severely underrated! I love this champagne! It is crisp and elegant. It hits the palate with such brevity and clarity. I'm so glad I was able to stumble upon this fantastic find! — 2 years ago

Benjamin and Severn liked this

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2006

30 April 2018

My first sip on the '06, and I'll be coming back for more... Very fine bubbles, quite elegant in the glass. Incredibly balanced between mineral, acid and Chardonnay fruit, hint of sweetness and salinity on the long finish.

Photos of the hand carved, chalk cellar halls that extend three levels below ground to age an amazing amount of wine and 3000ml bottles of the Brut Reserve resting in the riddling racks. They have one employee to riddle all their bottles, he turns about 44,000 bottles per day.

We got the extra special tour thanks to our trade affilliations, seeing bottles they usually don't allow the tours go any place near... Hiding deep the caves they are resting the Comte in the (2012) 3L jeroboam and (2012) 6L methuselah formats, OMG would I love to get my hands on one of those... Keep your eyes out, guessing they might hit the market in the next few years. 🍾🍾 They won't be cheap.
— 4 months ago

Eric, Paul and 30 others liked this
David Lentine

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Love this 06’ .
Severn Goodwin

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Agreed, I tasted '05 late last year, the '06 will be a better vintage in my opinion.
David T

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Those tunnels go on forever all over the place.

Charles Heidsieck

Blanc des Millénaires Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 1995

1st tried this 8 yrs ago, it was one of my highlights of wine up to that point, I'm really glad to see it still hugely impresses me after all this time, beautiful cumquat marmalade. Outstanding. — 2 years ago

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