And here you go!!

Map of Champagne all filled in for you.  It’s good to practice with blanks to test your knowledge at ALL levels.  Even from the most basic regions to placing different champagne houses, vineyard sites, and just having a visual place to write down any and all information you know about the region.  Keep at it! 

Back in action!

Man!! Holidays, broken-down car and a stubborn cold make it hard to stay on track!! Excuses excuses i know! The good news is that well be extending champagne month throughout January! So get ready.. Speaking of, anyone open some sick bubbles over the new year?? And also, thanks to each and everyone of you on Tumblr and Facebook for your support and following throughout this past year. It means a lot!! Looking forward to making this a very successful year, and wish u all the same!!! (sorry its coming at you so late :))

TEST YOUR SKILLS ON CHAMPAGNE!

Here’s a blank map for you to test your skills on the wine growing regions within Champagne, France.

Can you:

  1. Name all seven major regions
  2. Name which grape varieties (of the 3 major ones) dominate in each region
  3. Name these two main rivers that run through Champagne
  4. Name this main forest area highlighted in green
  5. Name as many of the 17 Grand Cru vineyards that you can
BACK TO CHAMPAGNE!!! Did you know that....

                      

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 - There are 49 million bubbles in a 750 ml bottle of Champagne according to scientist Bill Lembeck, based on 5.5 atmospheres of pressure and stored at 20 degrees celsius.

- The pressure in a bottle of Champagne is 90 pounds per square inch, about three times that of a car tire.

- The longest Champagne cork flight in the world was 177 feet, 9 inches, set by American Heinrich Medicus in 1988 in New York.

- A Champagne cork leaves the bottle at a a velocity of about 38-40 mph, but can pop out as fast as a 100 mph.

Now you do!