Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand, among other things, secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation, specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from specific parcels in the Champagne appellation and specific pressing regimes unique to the region. Some use the term Champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine, but in most countries, it is illegal to officially label any product Champagne unless it both comes from the Champagne region and is produced under the rules of the appellation. In the early twentieth century, the Champagne already had the force of a myth. The Champenois decided to protect it by setting a strictly defined area and the common rules on production, which is translated by the recognition of the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) Champagne. Since then, wineries and Champagne houses, united in the Champagne Committee, continue to develop this heritage and share as many values of their prestigious name. The Champagne appellation is thus a reference for all the producers and consumers who prefer authenticity, quality ... and dream.