How It’s Named | Champagne

Did you know there was a place called Champagne in France and Switzerland? You might know champagne to originate from France wine region. In fact, there is 4 places with Champagne as their name and loads more in France with is shared with other French names.

Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from the Champagne region.

Let’s climb down the grape vain to find out more!

Champagne, Switzerland

Champagne is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.800px-Champagne_-_2011_-_01.jpg

Champagne is first mentioned in 885 as Campania.

In 1974, vintners in the Swiss city were ordered by the World Trade Organization to cease using “champagne” in the name of the white wine produced there since the 9th century. In a deal with the EU, the town agreed to stop using the name in 2004. Sales dropped from 110,000 bottles a year to 32,000 after the change. In April 2008, villagers voted to continue to try to use the name.

Other places

  • Champagne, Ardèche, France – Commune Town
  • Champagne, Charente-Maritime, France – Commune Town
  • Champagne, Eure-et-Loir, France – Former Commune Town
  • Other weird and wacky things in relation to champagne.
  • Champagne Cola [See below for more information]
  • Surname
  • Colour
  • Grape
  • Sparkling Wine, when used as a semi-generic term for wines made outside the Champagne region
  • Music
  • Songs
  • Band
  • Champagne Castle, a mountain in South Africa
  • Champagne Classic (BRC), a Brisbane Racing Club two year old thoroughbred horse race
  • Champagne gene, a horse colour dilution gene
  • Champagne fairs, medieval trade fairs
  • First Battle of Champagne (December 1914 – March 1915)
  • Second Battle of Champagne (September–October 1915)
  • Third Battle of Champagne, better known as the Second Battle of the Aisne (April 1917)

Champagne Cola!

Champagne cola, champagne kola, or champagne soda is a sweetened carbonated beverage produced mainly in the tropics of Latin America or India. It is typically dark yellow to light brown in colour, with a flavour comparable to bubblegum or cream soda, with no connection to “champagne” or “cola”. In many countries, “kola” is used as a general term for all soft drinks. A similar product is the Peruvian Inca Kola.

Brands

Champagne sodas are produced by Goombay in the Bahamas. Kola Champagne and diet Kola Champagne are produced in the Cole Cold soft drink line produced by S. M. Jaleel and Company in Trinidad and Tobago.

In the U.S., Cawy Bottling Company in Miami, Florida produced Iron Beer and Quinabeer. Dr Brown’s Cel-Ray soda has been described as “Jewish Champagne”.

In Colombia, Colombiana produces a champagne soda as well as Gaseosas la Cigarra in Nariño, Colombia. Kola Román is also Colombian; invented in the city of Cartagena, Colombia in 1865 by Don Carlos Román.

In Haiti there are several champagne type colas. Cola Couronne fruit champagne soda from the Brasserie de la Couronne. Brooklyn Bottling Group makes Cola Lacaye in fruit champagne, banana, and fruit flavors. Fiesta is made in citrus, grape and cola champagne by Tropic SA. King Cola by BRANA also makes a cola champagne beverage.

In Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, a Red Champagne soft drink is produced.

In Norway, Villa Champagnebrus (mixed fruits, formerly known as Villa Farris) is a champagne soda.

In Pakistan, Kooler Saudi Champagne soda is offered.

In Puerto Rico, Kola Champagne is produced by Santurce Soda Water, Inc. (Santurce Kola Champagne), and by Refrescos de Puerto Rico (OK Kola Champagne). Kola Champagne was invented in Puerto Rico by Ángel Rivero Méndez.

In United Kingdom, KA Karibbean Kola made by A.G. Barr.

I hope you haven’t got too drunk on your Champagne or Champagne Cola! That was celebrating the second to last post in Love Week and here to many more How it’s Named

I hope you listened to Champagne song i have founded.

Mike Cunniffe

(C) Autism Life 2016

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