Traditional Method

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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traditional method, official eu term for the most painstaking way of making wine sparkle, once known as the champagne method. As explained by Tom Stevenson in the website article cited below, the English have a strong claim to have invented the method or méthode champenoise. See sparkling winemaking for how it works.