After reading all the answers I dunno.
England, we invented the bludy stuff
other than the French takin credit for it? they were tryin to get RID of the bludy bubbles, stupid gits.
Everything else is "sparkling"..although oddly you can buy bottles from California that say "champagne" which I find odd.
Aparently not. Anybody who knows the diffetence isn't being fooled.
Trick question? There is only ONE country who makes any Champagne! :-P
Ahh, we have already been through the pear cider issue Mr Scrumpy! Perhaps you should have termed it "sparkling wine"? :-P
I read that! For the sake of answering this question, I am partial on a festive occasion or when it is warm to a sweet pink variety we have here called Yellowglen Bella. It is described as "Bella sparkling displays aromas of rosewater, musk and Turkish delight on the nose. The luscious palate shows raspberry, strawberry and rose characters with a soft finish." I love to serve it to guests with edible hibiscus flowers http://www.domainecarneros.com/assets/images/products//pictures/flute_hibiscus1.jpg
We've been doing it for years, LOL!
I actually thought it was a bit passe...in a 70's kinda way ;-)
Surely they did! Umm just checked. The brand I buy was started in the 90's lol!
Champagne is only made in a particular region of France.
Tsk, tricky tricky. But I think the stuffs overrated. And bad headaches to boot. Though not as bad as sparkling reds.
They say it's France but I don't like champagne so I cannot vouch for that.