This New Year's Eve don't just stunt with a bottle of expensive Champagne, stunt with knowledge. If it weren't for the brands mentioned by rappers like Diddy and Jay, none of us would know anything. We'd be buying sparkling wine from Alsace thinking we were presidential. But, we've been told, taste and wealth are signified by Champagne from Champagne. (Not to mention the whole proper noun thing.)

What makes one sparkling beverage from a specific area of northern France better than the rest? Complex spoke with Seth Box, a wine and Champagne specialist for Moët, to learn more about the long history of the most distinguished drink for 10 things every guy should know about Champagne.

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