Tiny Bubbles — The History and Process of Sparkling Wine Production
About this week's webinar:
Sparkling wine is synonymous with celebrations and good times… but that wasn’t always the case. Originally, it was called “Le Vin du Diable” (“The Devil's Wine”). Medieval monks gave it this name due to its explosive nature — literally! In fact, Champagne as we know it today was not really invented in Champagne — it was actually more of a “consolation prize” after losing the Paris market to its rival, Burgundy. What a difference a few hundred years makes as today we use sparkling wine to toast to our health, prosperity and good times!
In this webinar, we will explore the origins and history of sparkling wine, dispel some long standing myths about Champagne’s origins, and explain the differences between Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and a few other sparkling wines from around the world, explaining why we can’t refer to all sparkling wines as "Champagne".
Presented by: Operations Director, Sam Schmitt, CS, WSET3, CWE.
Time: 4pm PST / 7pm EST Duration: About an hour Cost: Free!