Domestic champagne.How to choose wine for the festive table

You will not regret it, if you get to the holiday table domestic champagne.Although sparkling wines produced in our country and is traditionally referred to as the "Soviet champagne", - it is only distant relatives of the Champagne, they are more than decent wine!

quality sparkling wines of Russian production is very high, and our champagne has won numerous international awards (although the name "Soviet champagne" Russia has the right to use, be sure to check only on the domestic market at the same time, it is Russian or Soviet champagne).

«Cornet", "Hope", "Soviet champagne» (from the Moscow factory of sparkling wines).After the "Soviet champagne" received the Grand Prix at a major international competition (plus another 43 medals at the most prestigious international competitions), a license for its production is bought by many well-known companies in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, America.So ashamed of domestic products is not necessary.Moscow factory of sparkling wines (today it is called brief

ly and loudly: "Cornet") - it is an international brand.

«Prince Lev Golitsyn", "St. Petersburg", "Carmen", "Rio Rita» - all wine produced in one of the oldest wineries in St. Petersburg.Once he was called "Slavic pivomedovarennym plant."Its founders were respected and well-known in the city of merchants and Carl Gustav Hauff Konigsberg.Production of the "Slavic pivomedovarennogo Plant" (now it is called "sparkling wine") immediately became an elite: it was delivered in the best restaurants in the city.

«Tsimlyanskoe» champagne was not born by chance.At the same time, while in France, puzzled over the process champagne monk Perignon winemaker, in Russia, on the Don, experimented with wine are big fans of wines Don Cossacks.Ripe grapes are removed later, in late September - October, then podvyalivayut them on reed mats in well ventilated areas.Reached a peak grape sweetness wandered closer to the cold.In late autumn the young, sweet, nedobrodivshee wine bottles that are sheltered in pits.In the spring of the natural process of fermentation completed: wine slowly podbrazhivalos, saturated with carbon dioxide and gained a fantastic flavor.

«New World» - known brands.In the XVIII century, we tried to make the champagne on the classical technology.The first such company was established in Crimea, near Sudak, but this success was achieved only after 100 years, Prince Lev Golitsyn.His classic champagne found acceptance - it was known in St. Petersburg and Moscow, but the French champagne "Veuve Clicquot" still enjoy great popularity.Had Prince winemakers go on a little falsification: he began to sell his remarkable champagne bottles in the French (of course, with the French label).Only after the champagne "New World" edition in 1899 received the highest award at the competition in Paris, Prince Golitsyn products began to appear under his own name, without an alias.

«Abrau-Durso» - soft, harmonious, with the "long-playing" foam - so experts characterize champagne, produced at the plant that bears the same name.Until 1917, the production of champagne "Abrau-Durso" led by French winemakers, strictly keeps all the technological secrets.In 1920, our scientist A. Frolov-Bagreeva reveal the secret.And already 89 international medals produced wines "Abrau-Durso"!A Champagne "Brut" of the same plant awarded prizes - Cup "Grand Prix", handed the international tasting in Yalta in 1970.And after more than three centuries, the French held the cup at home.

RISP .This is one of the young wineries, established two major manufacturing companies - Moscow Champagne Winery and "Megasteyt Industries Limited" (Ireland).Ultramodern equipment, strict observance of technology, the best grapes from the Krasnodar region, Ukraine, Moldova and Spain - all this has allowed the plant RISP for some five years to get champagne for his 16 medals.

buying champagne, always remember the words of Madame Clicquot: - "Champagne can not be good or very good.It can only be excellent. "And again, not to be disappointed in sparkling wines, do not buy flavored sparkling wines.Compulsive fruity aroma - no more than a screen behind which lurk yeast spirit and a mediocre taste of the original wine.Dubious pleasure it always ends with a headache.

Such products are sold under the labels often Italian or German origin, in fact, "author unknown."Sell ​​it, not only on our markets, but also in Europe (the price of a bottle - a dollar or two).However, there is nobody cares.

About champagne as judged by the size of the bubbles (smaller than they are, the better champagne) and duration - of their games (the longer it is, the better the drink).