The best ways to store and serve Champagne

In addition to controlling temperature, there are other ways to help ensure Champagne reaches the palate in optimal fashion. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – No celebration would be complete without a Champagne toast. Champagne is a vital component of many special occasions, such as anniversaries, retirement parties and weddings.Champagne is a sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France, though the term “Champagne” is often mistakenly used in reference to any type of bubbly.Many wineries in Temecula Valley Wine Country offer sparkling wines, including Wiens Family Cellars, South Coast Winery Resort and Spa, Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery, Thornton Winery, Danza del Sol, Oak Mountain Winery, Ponte Family Estate Winery, Cougar Vineyard and Winery and more.Champagne is a wine, and, like merlot or pinot grigio, it has specific storage and serving temperatures to ensure top flavor. According to ThermoWorks,
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