Champagne and Appetizers

Champagne is a region of France, and only wines which come from this region can properly be called "Champagne". Similar drinks from California, Massachusetts, and the rest of the world should be called "sparkling wines".

What appetizers are traditional with this fine sparkling wine?

Fois Gras
Yes, liver. Champagne is traditionally paired with duck or goose liver. The soft, smooth texture of the fois gras pairs nicely with the gentle bubbles and delicate flavor of Champagne.

I have a set of pages on Champagne and cheese pairings. Some of my favorites are brie, gouda and mild cheddar.

Raw Oysters
Avoid the lemon or vinegar when you're serving these with Champagne.

Raw Shrimp
A raw shrimp appetizer is a perfect pairing with Champagne. Just avoid that heavy red sauce.

Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms and Champagne are a great pairing, so any sort of appetizer you can create using mushrooms will go quite nicely.

I love sushi, and Champagne goes perfectly with it. At your next party, put out some sushi appetizers with the Champagne and watch the smiles begin!

The Basics of Champagne
Methode Champenoise - How Champagne is Made

Champagne Pairings and Reviews

Champagne History and Information

Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Champagne Cocktail Recipes Ebook
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Champagne Cocktail Recipes Ebook

Our Sangria Recipes include a section on sparkling sangria recipes. These are Champagne Cocktails as well!