As French wine labels go, Champagne bottles aren’t particularly confusing, though they do have a language that is all their own. Before we even begin, we’ll stress that that if a bottle of sparkling wine doesn’t clearly say Champagne on the label, then you’re dealing with some other (perhaps delicious) bottle of bubbly. If you’re looking for more information about sweetness levels in Champagne, we have a guide to those terms as well. Cheers!

HOW TO: Decode Champagne Labels