Champagne Trivia!

National Bubbly Day falls on this Saturday, June 1st. From cider to bubbly cocktails to Champagne, there are many ways you could celebrate this bubbly day. In honor of this celebration, we bring you this Champagne quiz! Test your Champagne knowledge and enjoy tasting notes from Delectable users below. Cheers! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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"

Piper-Heidsieck

Rare Champagne Blend 2002

David T
9.5

Simply an amazing closer to the evening with very good friends. Thank you Christina for opening. This is really delicious now but, will continue to improve over the next 20 years.

The nose reveals; yellow florals & lilies, sea spray, sea fossils, some of the most amazing chalkiness you can experience, lemon, lime zest, pineapple juice, green melons, grapefruit with pith, vanilla notes, orange blossoms, touch of of apple cider, woody notes, brioche with spring florals with greens.

The body is delicate, rich, yet restrained. Micro oxygenation, beautiful mousse, sea spray, sea fossils, some of the most amazing soft chalkiness you can experience, lemon, lime zest, pineapple juice, green melons, passion fruit, grapefruit with pith, vanilla notes, lanolin, orange blossoms, touch of of apple cider, woody notes, brioch, elegant beauty, richness, excellent acidity, balance, length and polish for days.

Photos of; Grand Cru Vineyard of Piper-Heidsieck, fermentation tanks, well aged library bottles we’d all like to open and the House of Piper-Heidsieck.
— 2 months ago

James Christina Champagne
with James and Christina
Christina, Bob and 30 others liked this

Vilmart & Cie

Cœur de Cuvée Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2010

All shock and awe upon initial pop but eventually settles into a lovely groove of chalk, citrus, fresh green apple, biscuit dough. Super fine and effortlessly powerful and balanced. Another five years would be of substantial benefit. Give it some breathing room if you can’t hold off. — 2 months ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 19 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Stunning acid line with creamy cheesy toasty flavours. Gorgeous wine. — 7 months ago

Dan GrochAnthony SchuursJohnno Harris
with Dan, Anthony and 1 other
Johnno, Aaron and 13 others liked this
Johnno Harris

Johnno Harris Influencer Badge

Pristine and ultra fine. Impeccable line, length and balance. Great wine.
9.7

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2006

A very enjoyable although not quite profound bottle. Rich brioche with citrus and pear notes. A crisp finish framed by nice acidity. Perhaps this should rest a few more years, or maybe it’s just the vintage as I’ve not had an 06 yet that was really bringing it. — 2 months ago

Shay, David and 11 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Loads of yeast, pears, white flowers, balance of acidity and fruit. — 2 months ago

Ira, Maynard and 2 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! — 4 years ago

Larry, Anthony and 13 others 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.
— a year ago

Eric, Paul and 34 others liked this
David L

David L Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Love this 06’ .
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge

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

David T Influencer Badge

Those tunnels go on forever all over the place.

Moët & Chandon

Impérial Brut Champagne Blend

Perfect bubbles to sip while making sliders after a nice pool session, which also happened to be my son’s very first pool visit 🥂😎🏊🏻‍♂️ — 2 months ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Severn and 28 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

What a cutie!! ❤️
Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento Premium Badge

@Sharon B Thank you! Yes, we are smitten 😁
P A

P A Premium Badge

@Ryan Vento Ryan Great times Cheers 👶🏻

Dom Pérignon

P2 Brut Champagne Blend 1996

This was sick! Vivid and uplifting. Creamy ripe yellow apple, white orchard flowers and half baked bread dough. Conveys nothing but class and complexity. From the eye guy @Andrew Steffensmeier — 2 months ago

Bill, Martin and 39 others liked this
Shawn R

Shawn R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Big time pull, thank you.
Andrew Steffensmeier

Andrew Steffensmeier Influencer Badge Premium Badge

It was a beautiful bottle! Among many.
jesus g

jesus g Influencer Badge

I have one bottle left

Georges Laval

Brut Nature Cumières 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Expressive and complex, brioche, baked apple and lemon zest. One of my favorite growers. — 10 months ago

Ira, Peter and 2 others liked this