a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there
a region of northeastern France
A region and former province of France.
A sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and pinot, produced in Champagne by the méthode champenoise; any variety of champagne.
A glass of champagne.
Any sparkling white wine.
Of a very pale brownish-gold color, similar to that of champagne.
Origin: From champagne.
a light wine, of several kinds, originally made in the province of Champagne, in France
Origin: [F. See Champaign.]
Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation. Some use the term champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine, but many countries reserve the term exclusively for sparkling wines that come from Champagne and are produced under the rules of the appellation. The primary grapes used in the production of Champagne are Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne appellation law only allows grapes grown according to appellation rules in specifically designated plots within the appellation to be used in the production of Champagne. Some sparkling wines produced in other regions of the world use other grapes. Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th century. The leading manufacturers devoted considerable energy to creating a history and identity for their wine, associating it and themselves with nobility and royalty. Through advertising and packaging they sought to associate Champagne with high luxury, festivities, and rites of passage. Their efforts coincided with the emergence of a middle class that was looking for ways to spend its money on symbols of upward mobility.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sham-pān′, n. a light sparkling wine from Champagne in France. Still or non-effervescent champagne is also made.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an ancient province of France, 180 m. long by 150 broad, annexed to the Crown 1286, and including the deps. of Aube, Haute-Marne, Marne, and Ardennes; the province where the wine of the name is principally manufactured.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The stuff that makes the world go round.
A type of wine created from the grape.
Champagne is produced in various countries around the world, it originated in a region of France called Champagne.Submitted by MaryC on November 22, 2015
Etymology and Origins
A light wine, from the French province of the same name, which expresses a plain, from the Latin campus, field.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'champagne' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4586
Rank popularity for the word 'champagne' in Nouns Frequency: #1862
The numerical value of champagne in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of champagne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of champagne in a Sentence
He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne.
Espresso is to Italy, what champagne is to France.
They got the weapons -- Screw them, we got the Champagne!
The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
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Translations for champagne
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- xampanyCatalan, Valencian
- šampaňské, šumivé vínoCzech
- σαμπάνια, σαμπανιζέ, αφρώδης οίνοςGreek
- champán, champañaSpanish
- samppanja, kuohuviiniFinnish
- シャンパン, シャンペン, シャンパン色Japanese
- шампанско, чаша шампанско, пенливо виноMacedonian
- champanhe, champagne, champanhaPortuguese
- игристое вино, шампанскоеRussian
- šampanjac, шампањацSerbo-Croatian
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