Champagne and Sparkling-Wine

Champagne

Champagne (; ) is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation.

champagne n 1: a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there [syn: {bubbly}] 2: a region of northeastern France [syn: {Champagne-Ardenne}]

Champagne \Cham*pagne"\, n. [F. See {Champaign}.] A light wine, of several kinds, originally made in the province of Champagne, in France. [1913 Webster] Note: Champagne properly includes several kinds not only of sparkling but of still wines; but in America the term is usually restricted to wines which effervesce. [1913 Webster]

Sparkling-Wine

Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the m├ęthode champenoise, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved (as in the Charmat process), or as a result of carbon dioxide injection.

sparkling wine n : effervescent wine

Data Sources:

  • champagne: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • champagne: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sparkling-wine: WordNet (r) 2.0

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