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Encyclopedia > Champagne, France
Location of the Champagne province in France

Champagne is a historic wine region in the northeast of France, best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name. The area is about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. There are five départements within the region; Aisne, Aube, Haute-Marne, Marne, and Seine-et-Marne. The towns of Troyes (capital of Champagne),Reims and Épernay are the commercial centers of the area. Location of the Champagne province in France The Champagne wine region (archaic English: ) is a historic province within the Champagne administrative province in the northeast of France. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (894x899, 42 KB) Champagne_province original image by User:OwenBlacker see Image:Provinces of France. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (894x899, 42 KB) Champagne_province original image by User:OwenBlacker see Image:Provinces of France. ... Location of the Champagne province in France The Champagne wine region (archaic English: ) is a historic province within the Champagne administrative province in the northeast of France. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... This article is about Champagne, the alcoholic beverage. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Aisne is a department in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. ... Aube is a département in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. ... Haute-Marne is a département in the northeast of France named after the Marne River. ... Marne is a department in north-eastern France named after the Marne River which flows through the department. ... Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... City flag City coat of arms A street in Troyes. ... Reims (alternative English spelling Rheims; pronounced in French) is a city of the Champagne-Ardenne région of northern France, standing 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... Épernay is a town and commune of northern France. ...


Most of Champagne is now part of the French administrative region of Champagne-Ardenne. is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Aube Ardennes Haute-Marne Marne Arrondissements 15 Cantons 146 Communes 1,947 Statistics Land area1 25,606 km² Population (Ranked 18th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ...


The Champagne fairs

At their height, in the 13th century, the Champagne fairs linked the cloth-producing cities of the Low Countries with the Italian dyeing and exporting centers. The fairs, which were already well-organized at the start of the century, were one of the earliest manifestations of a linked European economy, a characteristic of the High Middle Ages. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... It has been suggested that Regents: Low Countries be merged into this article or section. ... The cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, a significant architectural contribution of the High Middle Ages. ...


The towns provided huge warehouses, still to be seen at Provins. From the north came woolens and linen cloth. From the south came pepper and other spices, drugs, coinage and the new concepts of credit and bookkeeping. Goods converged from Spain, travelling along the well-established pilgrim route from Santiago de Compostela and from Germany. Once the cloth sales had been concluded, the reckoning of credit at the tables (banche) of Italian money-changers affected compensatory payments for goods, established future payments on credit, made loans to princes and lords, and settled bills of exchange (which were generally worded to expire at one of the Champagne fairs). Coordinates Administration Country Region ÃŽle-de-France Department Seine-et-Marne (sous-préfecture) Arrondissement Provins Canton Provins (chief town) Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Provinois Mayor Christian Jacob (2001-2008) Statistics Altitude 86 m–168 m (avg. ... Location Location of Santiago de Compostela Coordinates : , Time Zone : (GMT+01) Western Europe / Paris Standard Time - summer: (GMT+02) Western Europe / Paris Daylight Saving Time General information Native name Santiago de Compostela (Galician) Spanish name Santiago de Compostela Postal code 15700 Website http://www. ...


It was to the interest of the Count of Champagne, virtually independent of his nominal suzerain, the King of France, to extend the liberties and prerogatives of the towns. Traditional historians have dated the decline of the Champagne fairs to the conquest of Champagne by Philip the Bold in 1273. Suzerainty refers to a situation in which a region or people is a tributary to a more powerful entity which allows the tributary some limited domestic autonomy but controls its foreign affairs. ... Kings ruled in France from the Middle Ages to 1848. ... Philip III the Bold (French: Philippe III le Hardi) (30 April 1245 – 5 October 1285) reigned as King of France from 1270 to 1285. ...


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Champagne (province) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (393 words)
Champagne is one of the traditional provinces of France, a region of France that is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name.
It was to the interest of the Count of Champagne, virtually independent of his nominal suzerain, the King of France, to extend the liberties and prerogatives of the towns.
Traditional historians have dated the decline of the Champagne fairs to the conquest of Champagne by Philip the Bold in 1273 and its inclusion within the Crown of France by Philip IV in 1284.
Champagne (beverage) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2417 words)
Champagne is typically a white wine even if it is produced with red grapes, because the juice is extracted from the grapes using a gentle process that minimizes the amount of time the juice spends in contact with the skins, which is what makes red wine red.
Most Champagne is non-vintage, produced from a blend of years (the exact blend is only mentioned on the label by a few growers), while that produced from a single vintage is labelled with the year and Millésimé.
Champagne is usually served in a champagne flute, whose characteristics include a long stem with a tall, narrow bowl and opening.
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