Did you know that Andre Champagne is a retired Canadian ice hockey player and not an inexpensive sparkling misnomer from California?

But seriously, the Champagne Bureau makes all the necessary distinctions.

The Champagne Bureau located in Washington, DC, is the U.S. representative of the Comité Champagne, the trade association that represents all the grape growers and houses of Champagne, France. The Bureau works to educate US consumers about the uniqueness of the wines of Champagne and expand their understanding of the importance location plays in the creation of all wines. We are intently focused on ensuring Champagne is properly protected in the United States, as it is in most of the rest of the world.

To reinforce the point, and in preparation for an October observance, the Champagne Bureau has released a Top Ten List.

The 13th annual global Champagne Day is Friday, October 28, 2022 – a day to celebrate the sparkling wine that comes only from Champagne, France. To help people prepare, the Champagne Bureau, USA today announced its list of the top 10 bars and restaurants in the United States for enjoying Champagne.

One of our own is among them.

The Champagnery, Louisville, KY – Louisville’s first bar dedicated to Champagne and sparkling wines has an expansive Champagne list, oysters on the half shell, and live jazz on their patio.

Congratulations to The Champagnery!

Caleb Stultz has more at the Louisville Courier Journal.

A popular Louisville Champagne bar has been named one of the best in the nation

The Champagnery is the only Kentucky bar on the outlet’s top 10 list, and you’ll want to pack a bag if you’re visiting the other nine – they aren’t close to Louisville. Other Champagne bars on the list (in alphabetical order) include:

Air’s Champagne Parlor – New York
Apéro – Washington, DC
Ça Va – Kansas City, Missouri
Corridor 44 – Denver
Effervescence – New Orleans
Frank’s Oyster House and Champagne Parlor – Seattle
Pops for Champagne – Chicago
San Francisco Champagne Society – San Francisco
Silkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar – Jacksonville, Florida