Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Differentiating Champagne From Sparkling Wine

A lot of people think that all bubbly wine are the same. While Champagne and sparkling wine have a trademark pop, they’re not all the same. Here’s how to spot which is which.

Real Champagne is made in France

Champagne is a type of sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine can be called Champagne.

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This special wine came from Champagne, France’s very own wine region. The region has a traditional way of making wine called Méthode champenoise. A wine can only be called Champagne if it followed strict guidelines by the Champagne AOC.

There are certain grapes that are used to make Champagne

Wine grapes that are used in making Champagne are hand-picked for the highest quality. Grape varieties like the Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Arbane, Petit Meslier, and Pinot Blanc are the only ones used to make Champagne.

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Other countries in the world produce different kinds of sparkling wine

Germany has Sekt, Italy has Prosecco, Spain has Cava, and America has its own blend, too. These sparkling wines have their own unique flavor, and they vary in dryness, sweetness, and alcohol content.

Other sparkling wines are more affordable

When it comes to price, Champagne is often more expensive than other sparkling wines. A bottle of Champagne costs thousands of dollars, and sparkling wines are usually more affordable.

Bennett J Kireker founded his New York wine club in 2013. Learn more about him by visiting this blog

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