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.
Like the French Crémants, Cava is made using the traditional champagne method.
Yes, she can have it all—and solve the AIDS epidemic over a glass of champagne at dinner.
He caught the arm of the waiter who was going round with the champagne bottle.
We'll have a champagne supper, with cider for champagne, eh, dad?
A lot of small politicians followed us, expectin' to see magnums of champagne opened.
It was Cornish who opened the champagne and poured it into their glasses.
But the champagne seemed only to aggravate their gloom except in the case of young Jamieson.
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.