fine champagne

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Etymology[edit]

From French fine champagne, originally eau-de-vie fine de la Champagne (fine brandy from the Champagne region).

Noun[edit]

fine champagne (countable and uncountable, plural fine champagnes)

  1. Fine French brandy from the Grande Champagne or Petite Champagne wine-growing areas of Cognac.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 71:
      ‘Will you have some coffee, you fellows? – Waiter, bring coffee, and fine-champagne, and cigarettes.’

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