The Name Champagne | 香檳的芳名

The Name Champagne | 香檳的芳名

Champagne is actually the name of a region before it becomes the admirable sparkling wine. It sits on the north-east of France, concealed in river valleys and trade routes. Thanks to its favorable geography and cool climate, the sparkling wines produced in this region are second to none. As a result, under the law of many countries, the term “Champagne” is exclusively reserved for the sparkling wines produced in this very region. Otherwise, the counterparts could only be referred as sparkling wines, at best.

成為萬人寵愛的香檳酒之前,Champagne其實是一個地方的名稱。它坐落於法國的東北部,藏匿於高山河川及貿易航道之間。多得優越的地理位置和涼爽的天然氣候,在這地方生產的有氣酒的質素可謂「佢認第二,無人敢認第一」。所以,跟據不少國家的法例,只有在Champagne區域生產的有氣酒才夠資格被譽為香檳酒 (Champagne)。否則,它充其量只能被稱為有氣酒 (Sparkling wine)。

 

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