Champagne is a French wine-producing region located in the northernmost portion of the country's Île de France administrative area. Its capital city is Reims. The name comes from the Latin word Campania meaning "plain".
Champagne is known worldwide for its sparkling wine production. However, the region’s winemaking history dates back centuries before the French Revolution. Today, the region produces some of the world’s finest wines, including bubbly, still red, rosé, sweet white, dry white, sparkling rose, and sparkling pink.
The term champagne refers to any sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wines are fermented at higher temperatures than still wines, resulting in a greater amount of carbon dioxide being released during fermentation.