Champagne is a beverage mired in controversy. Everyone has an opinion on the proper grape, region, and method of preparation for the uniquely French beverage.
But when you’ve got a popular drink that can only be made in one specific corner of the world, then everyone who can is going to try and make an approximation. In this BuzzFeed video, French people try cheap American champagnes including André Extra Dry California Champagne and Cook’s Brut California Champagne to see if they can stomach some good ol’ fashioned American bubbly.
Interested in learning a little more about the official drink of celebrating? Check out this video that explores the question ‘Is Expensive Champagne Really Worth The Price?’ or this brief History of Champagne.