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Champagne by any other name

Wine

Sparkling wines are made in virtually every major wine-growing region in the world, from various grapes using various methods. The most famous and desired sparkling wine is Champagne — but not every sparkling wine is Champagne.

As has often been said in this column, true Champagne comes only from a strictly delineated area about 70 miles north of Paris. It is the northernmost winegrowing area in Europe, and therefore the coldest.

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