Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 4 weeks ago

Why do North Americans call all sparkling wine Champagne when real Champagne only comes from France?

6 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
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    When the convention decided that wines produced outside their regions could not bear the name of the region, the USA, at least, was in the middle of Prohibition and did not sign the agreement. That is why we can have California Chablis (ugh) and Finger Lakes champagne (some of it pretty good).

    And not all sparking wines are called champagne. Sparkling Burgundy and Asti Spumante come to mind. American champagne is produced more or less in the Champagne style.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Why are europeans such twats.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because we don't give a flyingfuck what other people think. End of discussion!

  • Anton
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    ERROR!  False question.

    North Americans do NOT call all sparkling wine "champagne."

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  • John
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Don Perion was a catholic monk so the Pope was involved.

  • JJ
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    On the other hand, French Fries were invented in Belgium, but France got credit for them. In North America, French Fries are MUCH more popular than champagne.

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