What does champagne mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. champagne, bubblynoun

    a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there

  2. Champagne, Champagne-Ardennenoun

    a region of northeastern France


  1. Champagnenoun

    A region and former province of France.

  2. champagnenoun

    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.

  3. champagnenoun

    A glass of champagne.

  4. champagnenoun

    Any sparkling white wine.

  5. champagneadjective

    Of a very pale brownish-gold color, similar to that of champagne.

  6. Etymology: From champagne.


  1. Champagne

    Champagne (, French: [ʃɑ̃paɲ]) is a sparkling wine originated and produced in the Champagne wine region of France under the rules of the appellation, that demand specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from designated places within it, specific grape-pressing methods and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation. The grapes Pinot noir, Pinot meunier, and Chardonnay are used to produce almost all Champagne, but small amounts of Pinot blanc, Pinot gris (called Fromenteau in Champagne), Arbane, and Petit Meslier are vinified as well. Champagne became associated with royalty in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The leading manufacturers made efforts to associate their Champagnes with nobility and royalty through advertising and packaging, which led to its popularity among the emerging middle class.


  1. champagne

    Champagne is a type of sparkling wine that is characterized by the region in which it is produced, specifically the Champagne region in northeastern France. It is traditionally made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes, and it undergoes a secondary fermentation process in the bottle to create carbonation. Champagne is typically associated with celebrations and special occasions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Champagnenoun

    a light wine, of several kinds, originally made in the province of Champagne, in France

  2. Etymology: [F. See Champaign.]


  1. Champagne

    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

  1. Champagne

    sham-pān′, n. a light sparkling wine from Champagne in France. Still or non-effervescent champagne is also made.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Champagne

    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.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Champagne

    A light wine, from the French province of the same name, which expresses a plain, from the Latin campus, field.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Champagne is ranked #2982 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Champagne surname appeared 12,023 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Champagne.

    84.5% or 10,167 total occurrences were White.
    9.4% or 1,139 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 275 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 208 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 184 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 50 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'champagne' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4586

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'champagne' in Nouns Frequency: #1862

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of champagne in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of champagne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of champagne in a Sentence

  1. Charles Lauller:

    Espresso is to Italy, what champagne is to France.

  2. Robertson Davies:

    The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.

  3. Assyrian Proverb:

    He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne.

  4. Whenever Ben Schlappig:

    There are a lot of champagne enthusiasts who read trip reports about first- and business-class experiences, and the aspect I get the most comments on is on champagne or the alcohol quality, people certainly do notice that, and I think it does drive people's decision ultimately.

  5. Roger Federer:

    That night I celebrated with champagne with my team, thanking Seppi as I had got nine days extra off... some additional time for practice as well, after every loss, there is a new plan. I have just gone through this process now.

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