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champagne facts

I ran across this today in an old Saveur magazine and thought some people might find it useful:

Labels on French champagnes can be confusing and here are some quick facts:
Blanc de Blancs-made only with white grapes, 100 percent Chardonnay, ages well
Blanc de Noirs-light colored champagnes made from the juice of dark-skinned grapes such as pinot noir or pinot meunier
Brut-meaning dry, very little sugar added to the bottle, 95% of all French champagnes
Demi-Sec-pair well with desserts,noticeable amount of sugar
Extra-Dry-pretty sweet, popular in American sparkling wines
Rose-wide variety of taste, made with contact with dark grape skins or blending with red

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