Since the Middle Ages, the Champagne region of France has been known for their wine production, since Pope Urban II declared wine from the region to be the best in the world. With that kind of publicity your certainly destined for greatness.
Not quite as romantic as Dom Pérignon tasting stars, the oldest recorded evidence of sparkling wine was by the Benedictine Monks of the Saint-Hilaire Abbey. With such a prestigious drink, limitations were put in place to protect the Champagne Regions elite reputation. To call your sparkling wine Champagne, there is a long list of rules set out by the Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne. For starters, your champagne has to come specifically from the Champagne region of France, but there is also a set of requirements that control how these grapes are grown that will go on to produce the Champagne.
To delve into the “Wine of Kings and Queens” we’ve created the perfect day trip from Paris. You’ll spend a day immersed in the world of Champagne with some of its most iconic producers from the Moet & Chandon Cellars to where Dom Pérignon is said to have discovered the secret to the perfect Champagne. Or you can sip champagne as you cruise down the Seine during our VIP Evening Eiffel Tower Tour and Seine Champagne Cruise