Champagne is a white sparkling wine from the Champagne region in France. Champagne is always sparkling wine but sparkling wine isn’t always Champagne. The primary grape varieties used to make Champagne are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.
Sparkling wine that can be labelled as ‘Champagne’ must be made using grapes grown in the Champagne region of North-eastern France that comply to rules requiring secondary fermentation in the bottle. Food pairings: Mushrooms, Nuts, Potato Chips, aged hard cheeses, creamy pasta or risotto, fish and seafood.