I plan on spending the pre-Christmas season freeloading off French friends, eating their foie gras, and drinking their champagne.
Meanwhile, during the past several years in champagne, the “Grower” movement has gained momentum and aplomb.
Also, for champagne, the whole vintage/non-vintage thing is a bit misleading.
1660s, from French, short for vin de Champagne "wine made in Champagne," former province in northwest France, literally "open country" (see campaign (n.)). Originally any wine from this region, focused to the modern meaning late 18c.