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  • Is That Sparkling Wine or Champagne?

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    It depends on where it comes from. All champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is champagne. Champagne is a region in northeast France where they use a specific traditional method for making sparkling wine – so “champagne” … Continue reading

  • Fill to Chill

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    To quickly chill a bottle of white wine or sparkling wine / champagne, make an ice bath. Fill a roomy pitcher or large bowl with a generous amount of ice and cold water, enough to cover most of the bottle. … Continue reading

  • Steady State

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    Wine is sensitive to temperature and temperature fluctuations. Both red and white wines should be stored in cool conditions, ideally at a stable temperature between 40 – 68° F. Avoid warm spots, like the top of the refrigerator!

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