AFO or Awesome Food Originals is a blog created by two private chefs and best girlfriends where we want to share recipes, cooking tips and tricks and love in general.
You’ve heard that champagne — real champagne — is made from grapes that are grown only in the Champagne region of France. No other sparkling wine can be called champagne. That’s because of the D.O.P. designation, which stands for Designation of Protected Origin. It’s like a trademark. The terroir gives Champagne its unique taste that can be imitated but not replicated; the D.O.P., like a trademark, prohibits others from calling their sparkling wine “champagne.” The D.O.P. designation protects the reputation of regional specialty foods as well as protects consumers from purchasing an inferior product based on misleading labels.