The wine was invented by Harold Borgman, the owner of Pontchartrain Wine Cellars in Detroit, in 1937. The recipe was based on a traditional German custom of mixing all the dregs of unfinished wine bottles with champagne. The wine he produced was given the name Kaltes Ende ("cold end" in German), until it was humorously altered to the similar sounding term Kalte Ente meaning "cold duck" . The exact recipe now varies, but the original combined one part of Californian red wine with two parts of New York sparkling wine.
|First crafted in 1966, Andre California champagne has become known as America’s go-to sparkling wine for festive gatherings with friends and family, offering the opportunity to turn everyday moments into memorable celebrations. Andre was originally created to offer quality sparkling wine at affordable prices, and to this day, the idea behind our flavorful California champagne remains the same.
Since its modest beginnings, Andre has come a long way. Now available in eight fun, great-tasting flavors, Andre also offers the chance to pop the top more than once with the new, resealable Twist & Pop top. If you have a favorite everyday moment turned celebration shared with Andre California champagne, join our legions of loyal fans and let us know here!