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What Makes Good Bubbly

Anticipating the free flow of champagne on this New Year's Eve, NPR's John McChesney visits the wine-producing Napa Valley region in California, and discusses the difference between vintage champagne and fine sparkling wine. He also talks about the proper way to open a bottle of bubbly.

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John McChesney
Since 1979 senior correspondent John McChesney has been with NPR, where he has served as national editor (responsible for domestic news) and senior foreign editor. Over the course of his career with NPR, McChesney covered a variety of beats and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts.
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