By Kori ~ December 7th, 2010.
This week’s Wine Word of the Week is Crémant.
Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Crémant is a term used in France’s shorthand for the country’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 méthode champenoise was outlawed by the European Union (and replaced by méthode traditionnelle).
Layman’s terms from Kori:
Crémant is French sparkling wine made outside of the Champagne region.
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