By Kori ~ December 7th, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is CrÃ©mant.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
CrÃ©mant is a term used in Franceâ€™s shorthand for the countryâ€™s finest dry sparkling wines made outside Champagne using the traditional method of sparkling wine-making. The term was adopted in the late 1980s, when the expression mÃ©thode champenoise was outlawed by the European Union (and replaced by mÃ©thode traditionnelle).
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
CrÃ©mant is French sparkling wine made outside of the Champagne region.
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