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How To Drink Champagne (Properly)

December 2017Words by Mr Alfred Tong

Photograph by Ms Angela Pham/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

There is always an excuse to drink champagne, if you invent one, but during the festive season, you may well find that you drink more than normal. If you’re lucky, you may also find a few bottles knocking around either given to you as a gift, or leftover from the Christmas soirée that you hosted.

But are you getting the most out of your fizz? Well, apparently not, according to Ms Francoise Peretti, spokeswoman of the Champagne Bureau – the promotional and educational arm of the Comité Champagne, which represents more than 300 champagne houses in Épernay, France. “From my experience, there are a number of things that we can do to really enhance the flavour and experience of champagne,” says Ms Peretti.

So here then are her top tips on how to savour champagne like a connoisseur.