New Year is almost upon us and that of course means New Year parties for both families friends. Occasions like this are a perfect excuse for a glass of champagne.
We can’t think of a better place to sit with a glass in your hand than in one our stunning public rooms in front of a roaring log fire with a view over our beautiful grounds on a crisp winter’s day, that is just about as perfect as you can get.
Here at Bromley Court, a stunningly beautiful hotel in Kent, we have everything in place for our New Year celebrations…you can be sure that 2018 will be brought in in style!
Raising a glass of champagne is an age-old tradition, to celebrate during Christmas, at a birthday or engagement party or after a ceremony. You will nearly always find champagne at every major event in your life; it’s the drink to have when you’re in a joyous mood.
Champagne is a very special beverage and one that has always implied a certain level of class and luxury.
We all love champagne, however many people think champagne is just a fizzy type of wine, which is not strictly true. We have wine, we have sparkling wine and we have champagne. They are all made from grapes, but they really are different products.
You drink champagne, but are you sure that you really are drinking champagne? Authentic champagne, that is the original and official champagne, is only produced in the Champagne region of France. That’s it, this is the only champagne in the world, and the name “champagne” is actually protected by the European Union, covered by the Treaty of Madrid 1981.
The Treaty basically says that only champagne made in the Champagne region of France can be labelled as champagne. So when you want to buy a bottle, be careful, look at the label; there are some products on the market that claim to be champagne but when you look at the label closely you will see that they are not what they seem.
So now hopefully you know a little more of the history and background of champagne; and next time you are sitting waiting to go into dinner here at Bromley Court make sure you have a glass in your hand as you relax and look forward to a memorable meal at out hotel in Bromley.