Legend has it that champagne was invented in 1668 in the French province of Champaign. This drink was invented by the Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Perignon. Only wine produced in this part of the world can be called champagne – according to the norms of international law. Cheap drinks are artificially carbonated. Therefore, the main indicators of the quality of champagne are white foam in the glass and sparkling with tiny bubbles in the shape of a fountain. The classic method of this drink is very complex, although it guarantees a high level of quality wine. From 15 months to 3 years, champagne needs to “lie”. Champagne is the only white wine even though it is made from red grapes. Sparkling wines can be in pink and black. Since carbon dioxide often occurs in these wines during natural fermentation, these wines (pink and red wine) also become sparkling. Another indicator is the concentration of sugar in the wine. Experienced winemakers believe that by adding sugar, producers usually try to correct the shortcomings of wine. So choose wines with a little sugar. Every wine, including champagne, contains preservatives that protect the drinks from the growth of bacteria. Sulfur dioxide is the oldest and safest of all preservatives. Champagne contains antioxidants that fight free radicals. That is why this drink has a beneficial effect on the body and the cardiovascular system. Lowers high blood pressure. It contains polyphenols that dilate blood vessels and strengthen the blood supply to the brain and heart. Champagne has a positive effect on the processes of digestion and bile secretion (if there are no chronic diseases of these systems). However, due to the carbon dioxide bubble in champagne, alcohol is absorbed into the blood faster and the person feels drunk faster. If champagne is drunk on an empty stomach, it can irritate the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Dorpinos increase acidity levels. Abuse of this drink over time can lead to unpleasant phenomena (obesity, worsening of vision and memory, etc.). Constant concentration of alcohol in the blood causes irreversible damage to organs and systems in the body. Champagne, like any other drink, activates the process of putrefaction of products in the intestines, which is the cause of intoxication of the body. This drink is strictly forbidden to pregnant women, nursing mothers and people under 18 years of age.
The most expensive champagne in the world
The luxury brand “Goût de Diamants” has launched the most expensive bottle of champagne in the world. It was created by the esteemed designer Alexander Amosu. A unique bottle of champagne was made to order for one of the clients. Champagne is called “Taste of Diamonds”.
The bottle is decorated with a 19-carat white diamond. It contains a handmade 18-carat gold plate on which the owner’s name can be engraved. The design of the elegant, black bottle exudes a “vintage” spirit. The price of the extravagant “Goût de Diamants” champagne “Taste of Diamonds” is 1,829,000 USD, which makes it by far the most expensive sparkling wine in the world.
Champagne used to be made only for members of the royal family. This drink is available today to anyone who can buy it. Champagne is popular and people love it because of the prestige it carries with it. For this reason, champagne is one of the most expensive drinks that exist. Most champagne brands come from France because the final product is grape fermentation, which undergoes a special treatment to achieve the absolute best possible taste.
Some of the most expensive champagne brands are:
Shipwrecked 1907 Heidseick- costs an incredible $ 275,000. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidesick is a champagne believed to have accidentally reached the ocean floor after falling from a ship carrying it. It was discovered in 1997. Every wine lover with deep pockets is willing to spend so much money to own something so precious.
Pernod Ricard Perrier Jouet – sold in a package of 12 bottles. The price is $ 50,000. It has exotic and sensational taste and beauty. That is why he is adored in many parts of the world. It is an ideal accompaniment to unusual culinary specialties.
Home Perignon White Gold Jeroboam- price is $ 40,000. This is a great champagne produced with great attention to detail. It has a special delicacy ..
The 1928 round costs $ 21,000. It is produced from several types of grapes that come from different climates around the world. The taste is delicate and satisfying. The design of the bottle was created in 1938.
The Champagne Cristal Brut 1990- costs $ 17,625. This champagne is known around the world as Methuselah. It is produced in a limited way, which has kept its exclusivity today.
Perrier- Jouet Champagne- costs about $ 6,485. It is sold by the manufacturer in a package of 12 bottles.
The Krug Clos d’Ambonnay- costs $ 3,500.Made by Krug. This edition is the absolute ruler of all sparkling wines produced by this company. In the production process, black grapes are used, which attracts many fans of this drink.
3 useful tips for using champagne:
- An open bottle of champagne should not be kept in the refrigerator for a long time because the aroma and sparkling of the drink will be disturbed.
- When buying a bottle of wine, read the label on the back. It contains information about the manufacturer (factory name, factory address, taste from completely dry to sweet taste). Alcohol should not be more than 12.5%.
- Some producers produce a drink from alcohol, water, sugar and flavorings. Always read the main label. Sometimes you will come across the inscription “semi-sweet” wine that is not champagne. Turn the bottle over to the other side. Then on the opposite side of the label should be written “semi-sweet sparkling wine” which is champagne.