Champagne only comes from Champagne, France


A new gateway to the world of Champagne


.WINE: CHAMPAGNE - one of the first players to get involved

In 2012, arguing the risk of a dearth of domain names, ICANN launched a project to open new generic extensions for online assets (.com, .net, .edu etc.).

By the end of the first wave of applications, more than 1,300 new generic extensions will have been created (.guru, .paris, .travel etc.).

Two extensions have attracted particular attention and swiftly engaged the global wine community: .WINE and .VIN.

Following three years of negotiation, agreement was reached between the wine industry and the companies that will make use of the extensions .WINE and .VIN.

This agreement ensures protection of intellectual property rights, in particular appellations of origin.
Champagne is one of the very first appellations to obtain this extension.

#1 Champagne now has its .WINE extension

#2 Champagne is one of the first rights-holders of the .WINE extension

#3 The Champagne appellation is protected on .VIN and .WINE


Learning for pleasure

Where does Champagne come from? How are Champagne bubbles formed? What's the best time to serve Champagne?
Champagne is unique; discover why on the website or via the Champagne Campus app.

Champagne campus
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Accessible on all devices

Available via the internet on PC, tablet and smartphone, this e-learning website combines an attractive design, fun activities, videos, quizzes and educational games to discover or enhance your knowledge of Champagne wine.

Champagne campus

Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars - 2015 World Heritage list

The Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars have been declared World Heritage sites

A historic event

On 4 July 2015, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee took the decision to include the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars on its World Heritage list.

The Exceptional Universal Value of the Champagne vineyard cultural landscape, the birthplace of Champagne wine, has now been recognised.

"The whole world already knew Champagne; from now on, it will also discover the Champagne region!"

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