Champagne's Classification as Wine

Is Champagne considered a wine? Yes, Champagne is made from fermented grapes - typically Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The same process of cultivating grapes for still wines is used in the cultivation of Champagne vineyards. Champagne is made from a mighty blend of anywhere from 30 to over 50 individual still wines from various villages in Champagne, and often different vintages, except in the case of "vintage" Champagne.

The wines go through a primary fermentation process and then a secondary fermentation process, thanks to another infusion of sugar and yeast, to create and cap the bubbles.

Learn more about Champagne and Sparkling Wine here.