10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Champagne

Champagne is the world’s favourite and most mysterious bubbly drink, invented in France to celebrate special occasions.

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Champagne include:

 

  • The origins

Way back in 1668 a Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon was attempting to create the best wine in the world. This resulted in a very sweet, syrupy drink which is much different to the Champagne of today. When Madame Clicquot began exporting to England she realised the English preferred a much drier version.

She continued to produce her sweeter versions and a special ‘gout Anglais’. Designed as an English version, complete with an orange label similar to those available today.