Sparkling Winemaking: Traditional method

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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This method, once known as the champagne method and now known variously as traditional method, classical method, classical traditional method, méthode traditionnelle, and méthode classique, is the most meticulous way of making wine sparkle; the raw ingredients vary considerably but the basic techniques do not.