Traditionally the drink of glamour and celebration is Champagne, a white sparkling wine produced only in that specific region of France, about an hour’s drive east of Paris. Secondary fermentation in the bottle is what creates the impressive carbonation and the primary grapes used are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Varieties can include a cuvée de prestige, a proprietary blended wine usually the top of a producer’s range; Blanc de Noir, a white bubbly produced from black grapes; Blanc de Blanc, a white bubbly from white grapes, usually designating that it’s made from 100% Chardonnay; and Rose Champagne. Then of course there’s the range of sweetness… everything from Doux (50g residual sugar) to Extra Brut (less than 6g residual sugar). Indeed, there’s something for everyone with Champagne.