Nothing lights up a celebration quite like Champagne, does it? Champagne is famous for celebrations and prestige, yet the growing conditions of this one of a kind sparkling wine are anything but luxurious.  Boasting some of the world’s most northerly vineyards sites, the frigid climate and infertile chalky soils are anything but ideal growing conditions for other crops. However, this small area of less than 90 miles is perfect for producing the barely ripened, highly acidic grapes that are needed to create the world’s best sparkling