The Fizzy Tarté

Champagne Bar in Bowness-on-Windermere

As the first luxury Champagne bar and Pâtisserie in Bowness-on-Windermere, The Fizzy Tarté endeavours to offer a variety of bubbly tipples for your pleasure.

 

Each Champagne has been hand-picked and tested (at length) to create a menu of quality and taste. Whether you prefer the popular classics, a high-end bottle, or you wish to discover a more unusual Champagne, or Champagne cocktail, we have a glass waiting just for you.

WHAT IS CHAMPAGNE?

Champagne is the ultimate celebratory drink. It is used to toast newlyweds, applaud achievements, and acknowledge milestones, launch boats, and celebrate sporting victories.

A large part of its appeal is due to the bubbles that spill forth when the bottle is uncorked. It’s no wonder we love all things Champagne here at The Fizzy Tarté.

In France the first sparkling Champagne was created accidentally; the pressure in the bottle led it to be called “the devil’s wine” (le vin du diable), as bottles exploded or corks popped. At the time, bubbles were considered a fault. Yet in today’s modern society, fine champagne is considered a mark of sophistication, and where else better to enjoy sophisticated fun than in the heart of the Lake District at its favourite Champagne Bar?

Champagne is also used to accompany Champagne cocktails such as pornstar martinis, bellinis, mimosas, bucks fizz, Kir Royale and so many more!

So, if you love a tipple of the odd champagne cocktail or two, you’ll be delighted with our Champagne Bar Menu.

WHERE DOES CHAMPAGNE COME FROM?

The easy and short answer is that sparkling wine can only be called Champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne, France, which is just outside of Paris. However, Champagne can only be made using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and using the méthode champenoise. If a bottle is produced using the exact same method, anywhere else, it must carry a different name.

The production method itself must even be referred to differently, méthode tranditionalle being the usual substitute. These rules are strictly enforced. They are codified in national laws, European Union regulations, and international trade agreements and treaties

You have likely heard of Dom Pérignon, the so-called inventor of Champagne. Moët & Chandon even honoured him with a special cuvée that carries his namesake. Pérignon was an innovator and the first master of the art of blending different grapes. His wines garnered such a reputation that they became known as “vinum dei” (the wine of God). He perfected many techniques such as aggressively pruning vines and light pressing. Pinot noir grapes would be pressed very lightly and quickly to ensure that the juice stayed perfectly white.

You can even enjoy a tipple of Dom Pérignon or Moët & Chandon from our menu.

FUN FACTS ABOUT CHAMPAGNE

When you think Champagne, we’re sure that fizzy bubbles full of celebratory cheers, or a sophisticated evening with your loved one comes to mind. The idea of Champagne conjures up feelings of good living, elegance, sociability, and somehow that only the best in life is good enough.

In honour of those, we’ve come up with a list of 10* bubbly facts that you may not have known about Champagne!

  1. On average 17,000 bottles of Champagne are served at Wimbledon each year.
  2. In a 750ml bottle of Champagne, there are 49 million bubbles
  3. The most expensive bottle of Champagne costs 2.07 million dollars.
  4. Marilyn Munroe once took a bath in 350 bottles-worth of champagne.
  5. The sparkle in wine was created by accident.
  6. More than 300 million bottles of Champagne are sold each year.
  7. The speed of a popped Champagne cork ranges between 25 and 100 miles per hour.
  8. The longest flight of a champagne cork that has been recorded is over 54 metres!
  9. The best way to open champagne is by gently sliding out the cork instead of shaking it and letting the cork pop out.
  10. The chalky remains of ancient sea-creatures are the “soil” for champagne’s grapes.

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