Buy Dom Perignon Champagne on Grand Cayman
When you are ready to buy Dom Perignon champagne on Grand Cayman, visit Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits where you’ll enjoy an unparalleled selection and exceptional customer service.
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What is Champagne?
Champagne is the name given exclusively to sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of France. The three grape varieties used for champagne (chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier) must be grown there or the beverage can’t legally be called champagne.
Bubbly wines from all other regions are called “sparkling wine.” They include the Spanish sparkling wine called Cava, the Northeast Italian Prosecco and Spumante, and sparkling wines made everywhere from California to Switzerland to Australia.
Sugar is added to all sparkling wines to help level out their acidity. Choose a sweet variety for dessert or a dry, more acidic variety to go with your pizza or crab cakes. Brut, Extra Brut, Natural Brut are the dry choices. Demi-Sec, Sec, Extra Sec and Doux are the sweeter choices.
It’s also important to understand “tiers.” “Classic” is an entry level champagne. “Reserve” means it has a little age to it. “Prestige” means it’s been made with top-of-the-line grapes.
About Dom Perignon
Dom Pérignon is the prestige label of the famous Champagne house Moët & Chandon and stands out among the most highly regarded sparkling wines. It is always a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and is always aged for a minimum of 7 years before release, but some releases are aged for much longer.
Dom Perignon, the person, was born about 1638. His full name was Pierre Perignon. He was a Benedictine Monk and cellar master at the Abbey of Hautville near Riems in France. His legacy to the entire world was that he pioneered a number of winemaking techniques around 1670, being the first to blend grapes to improve the quality of wines. He was also a a master at deciding when to bottle the wines in order to capture the bubble and introduced corks (instead of wood) to keep the wines fresh and sparkling.
Dom Pérignon is always a vintage champagne, meaning that it is not made in weak years, and all grapes used to make the wine were harvested in the same year.
Fun Facts About Champagne
- Champagne releases 30 bubbles per second. Smaller bubbles indicate higher-quality Champagne.
- There are about 100 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure inside a Champagne bottle, or about three times the pressure inside the average car tire.
- Champagne corks are straight before being put into the bottle. The mushroom shape develops because the cork absorbs the carbon dioxide in the bottle.
- When opening a bottle of champagne, the cork can travel up to 40 miles per hour, so take care where you point it!
- Your champagne will stay bubblier if you drink it from a “flute.” Dry your Champagne flutes with a cloth towel to see more bubbles.
- According to her biographer, Marilyn Monroe once bathed in champagne. 350 bottles were required to fill up the tub.
- The late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a famous Champagne-lover. He reportedly drank 42,000 bottles of the bubbly between 1908 and 1965. The Pol Roger Champagne house made a special bottle that was served to him each morning.
If you need to buy Dom Perignon champagne on Grand Cayman, visit Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits where you’ll enjoy an unparalleled selection and exceptional customer service.