Confession: I am into Champagne. Love, love, love the bubblies, whether a nice glass of champagne or a champagne cocktail. And nothing would make me happier than to travel to the Champagne region of France. While that still remains on my travel bucket list during the stay-at-home orders, I can still get comfy and embark on virtual tours of France, the home of champagne, and taste the bubbly at home. Read on all bubbly fans.
Virtual Tours & Taste at Home: Champagne Region of France
I can hear the bubbles already, can you? While these are trying times, there is no better gift than a wine that symbolizes the celebration of life: Champagne. Whether it’s a special occasion, like Mother’s Day, weddings, or birthdays, or simply served to your family or BFFs for brunch, champagne fits any celebration. Champagne offers a diversity of styles that can satisfy any palate.
While traveling to France to taste champagne in person may not be feasible, you can sit back, pour yourself a busy, and take a virtual tour of the Champagne region of France. For those really into champagne (like me), you can also expand your tasting and become a champagne expert. Read on and virtual cheers to you!
Read More: Experience Champagne in France with this Champagne Tour from Paris.
Missing Travel? Take a Virtual Reality Tour of the Champagne Region of France
Champagne has warmed up once again, and the grapes are now drenched in sunlight as they begin to ripen. If this world-famous wine region is calling your name while you’re social distancing, no need to think twice about travel advisories: the Comité Champagne has you covered with a 360° Champagne virtual reality tour.
The tour takes you up close to the vineyards of Épernay then soaring above the Notre Dame Cathedral of Reims. You can also explore the underground chalk cellars and the most iconic street in the region, L’Avenue de Champagne – all from the comfort of your couch.
Enjoy a 360-degree virtual reality tour of the Champagne region of France. Use your smartphone or computer by downloading the app or watch the video on YouTube in 360°
Ready to Travel to the Champagne region of France?
As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Champagne Hillsides, Houses, and Cellars reflect the production process in the Champagne region and its unique history. When ready to visit the Champagne region once things get back to normal, go to VisitLaChampagne.travel.
Virtual Wine Education: Become a Champagne Expert (FREE!)
Social distancing and travel restrictions are the new normal (for now). While we can’t do much about that, we can still turn stay-at-home into an opportunity to learn and acquire new skills that will be useful once life goes back to some type of normal. Say cheers to the first-of-its-kind, new Champagne online course, MOOC, launched by the Comité Champagne offers.
Representing 16,000 growers and 319 houses of Champagne, France, the MOOC was created by the Comité Champagne and is offered for free. The Classic Version course takes an estimated three to five hours to complete and can be taken anytime – virtually.
The four educational sessions cover the history of Champagne, the terroir that produces it, the winemaking process, the many different varieties of Champagne wines, and how to taste them. (We love the latter the best!) The classic version grants you free access to the four sessions.
Prefer to take your champagne learning further, the premium version expands your knowledge into new heights for about $55 (49€). To learn more, visit www.champagne-mooc.com.
And if you want to become a Champagne expert ahead of time, visit www.champagne-mooc.com.