Everything You Need to Know About Drinking Champagne

06/13/2014 at 04:24 PM ET

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Ali Rosen is the host and founder of Potluck Video, a food and drink website that takes you behind the culinary scene with celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, producers, mixologists and more.

For a momentous occasion, there is nothing better than a bottle of bubbly. But when you break out the true Champagne — meaning the grapes were grown in the Champagne region of France — instead of the sparkling wine, it’s important to know exactly why it is so special.

Benoit Gouez, the chief winemaker for Moët & Chandon, gives the scoop on everything Champagne, from the grape varietals used to the importance of vintages to the glassware secret that you might not expect.

So pop open a bottle and watch the video below. At your next soiree, you’ll sound like a Champagne connoisseur.

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Guest on

Never cared for this dumb drink. Just fancied up wine, with the name of “champagne” for area/location in France. Tastes awful. I know folks that pay huge bucks for this silly stuff. Waste of hard earned money.

Pattimelt on

Cool. More for me!

Lisa on

Good champagne tastes great. Cheap crappy champagne tastes awful.

guest on

Dumb drink!.What a dumb statement……You sound like a young immature boy…There are different grades of the drink…

Charli on

Nothing like a nice glass of champagne!

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