Global Celebration: Champagne Day October 15

Raise a glass to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer, and toasts everywhere: Champagne! What better time to sample this simply delish French bottle than during the global celebration of Champagne day October 15, 2021? Read on for ways to celebrate.

From brunch to playlists, so many ways to Celebrate global Champagne day!
From brunch to playlists, so many ways to Celebrate global Champagne day! Photo: Pixabay

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Ways to Celebrate Champagne Day October 15, 2021


Perhaps one of my first sips of “wine” was champagne, when traveling in Florida, and it was a fancy bottle: Dom Perignon. Of course, I loved it, and I was hooked on champagne from that moment on.

Even so, I can’t always afford an expensive bottle of Champagne every day, but rest assured, the Champagne region of France offers bottles for every budget.  Test your champagne knowledge and prepare for the special day (or any day) by visiting the official online Champagne education course.  Read on for ways to celebrate Champagne day on October 15, 2021.


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Sip Real Champagne

Did you know that Champagne only comes from Champagne, France!  On Champagne Day 2020, be sure what you’re sipping is real Champagne from the Champagne region, in France. If you’re still unsure, read more about Recognizing real Champagne.

Purchase Champagne Flutes

Why use champagne glasses or flutes?
Why use champagne glasses or flutes? Graphic: Wine Folly

Make the champagne experience even more perfect by purchasing a set of champagne flutes.

Pop a Cork

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Simply open a bottle of Champagne and enjoy a glass with the people who make your life special. Don’t know how to open a bottle? Click here to find out how to open a bottle.

Find a Champagne Day event near you

Keep an eye out for events taking place at your local retailers, bars, and restaurants. Please stay safe and practice social distancing. See the events

Recreate a Favorite Champagne Memory

Drink the Champagne you enjoyed at your wedding, share the Champagne you opened at graduation, have a picnic with the first Champagne you ever tried—whatever Champagne means the most to you!

Download #ChampagneDay Spotify Playlist

You can’t have a celebration without music. Download the official #ChampagneDay Spotify playlist and enjoy your night! 

Visit the Champagne Region of France

Take a Virtual Reality Tour of the Champagne Region of France. Photo credit: Osmany Tavares / CIVC
Take a Virtual Reality Tour of the Champagne Region of France. Photo credit: Osmany Tavares / CIVC

Sure, the pandemic has put a damper on traveling, but go ahead and plan your visit to the Champagne region of France!  For inspiration, kick back, pop the cork on a bottle of champagne, and travel virtually to the champagne region.

Host a Champagne Brunch 

Host a brunch with your friends -- and ask everyone to bring their favorite bottle of Champagne.
Host a brunch with your friends — and ask everyone to bring their favorite bottle of Champagne.

Prefer not to leave home? While Champagne day may fall on a workday, invite friends and/or family over for a champagne tasting and brunch. Entertaining is always more fun with your friends. and my favorite is hosting my BFFs. Invite the “girls” to bring their own bottle of Champagne and add experience more champagne tasting to your brunch.

Pair Champagne with Dinner

Champagne -- it's for dinner too!
Pair champagne with these dinner options.

Champagne isn’t just for brunch!  Pair champagne with dinner — and as you can see in the above graphic, your choices range from popcorn to chicken to caviar to beef.

Stock up on Champagne for National Champagne Day

Need I say more?  I always have at least two bottles chilling, just in case.

Order the Press for Champagne Button or Bell

Yes it's a vintage thing "press for champagne" button
It’s a vintage thing “press for champagne” button. Photo: Etsy

Yes, it is a thing! The “emergency” press for champagne button literally summons a white-gloved waiter to your table with a selection of champagne. Feel free to order your own from Etsy, but it’ll cost extra for that champagne-beck-and-call waiter. For those on a budget, consider purchasing a champagne bell.

What are you doing to celebrate Champagne Day? Share with us in the comments below!