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What You'll Get
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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut 2006
- Vintage sparkling wine from Champagne, France
- Tangy flavors of red currant, fraise du bois, and grapefruit
- Smooth, silky mouthfeel
- Received ratings of 94 from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast
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Note: If your Groupon is not redeemed by the promotional value expiration date, the amount you originally paid will be refunded to you. ####Champagne: Bubbles Born in a Bottle
Sparkling wine is crafted using the same method as the world’s most famous beverage: champagne. Check out our guide to the complex process behind the pop!
The unmistakable pop of the cork, the fizz that gently tickles the palate, the tiny bubbles of wine that spring from the surface. Of all the qualities that define champagne, none is more distinctive than its effervescence, though how that sparkle comes to be is a long and intricate process. In truth, the term champagne refers exclusively to sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France, although many wineries around the world have adopted the méthode champenoise to recreate the authentic fizz.
First, vintners prepare a batch of white wine—typically chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot meunier, or a blend of all three—and add yeast to each bottle before sealing it with a cap. Over anywhere from a few months to several years, the yeast ferments the wine again, trapping carbon dioxide within the bottle. Finally, vintners remove the yeast—a process known as disgorgement—and coronate the royal elixir with a new cork and a crown of protective wire.
In 2005, a professor at the University of Reims (in the Champagne region, incidentally) shattered a long-held belief about the key to extra-bubbly bubbly. For centuries, champagne connoisseurs had thought the champagne flute’s abundance of microscopic divots was responsible for the occurrence of bubbles, which can only form when the gas is disturbed by tiny imperfections. But Gérard Liger-Belair had a new explanation, elegance be damned: it’s actually dirt—namely, the tiny fragments of dust and hand-towel particles that naturally cling to every glass—that provides the impetus for bubbles to spring forth.
Regardless of the cause, as the bubbles rise, they carry the essence of the wine with them, releasing its complex, aromatic compounds as they burst to create champagne’s rich, ethereal flavor. You may want to be wary when raising a toast at a formal event, though, as bubbles can fall victim to a surprising culprit: lipstick. Experts warn that fat molecules, such as those found in peanuts or lip gloss, can break the bubble walls before they ever have a chance to reach your tongue.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 30 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. If your voucher is not redeemed 30 days after purchase, the amount paid will be refunded. Only available for in-store pickup and only for the option purchased at the listed location. All sales final & are conducted by the duly licensed retailer and are subject to all applicable federal, state and local taxes. Sales tax on amount paid is due at time of pick-up. All purchasers must be at least 21 years of age and present valid government issued photo identification to the retailer as a condition to and at time of purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.