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“I have read with interest that Champagne—real Champagne—is available as a still wine. Is that correct?” —Ron S. (Fargo, North Dakota)

Ron, the Coteaux Champenois appellation in Champagne is where still wines are made. One notable producer is Bérêche et Fils, which makes a pinot noir called Ormes Rouge Les Montées, as well as a chardonnay. Still wines from Champagne use the Coteaux Champenois designation, not Champagne.

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