The Champagne wine region is a province in France, about 100 miles east of Paris. This region is certainly most well-known for the sparkling white wine, Champagne. The region is also home to the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties. Champagne’s reputation can be dated back to as early as the Middle Ages, but there was a particularly large increase in the demand for Champagne starting in the 1990’s and only continues to grow.