Friday, December 28, 2007

Champagne 101

Champagnes from Dry to Sweet

  • Brut: dry, less than 1.5% sugar
  • Extra Sec: extra dry, 1.2 to 2% sugar
  • Sec: medium sweet, 1.7 to 3.5% sugar
  • Demi-Sec: sweet, 3.3 to 5% sugar (Served as a dessert champagne)
  • Doux: very sweet, over 5% sugar (Served as a dessert champagne)

Other Wines with Bubbles

Sparkling wines made by the same process can't be called Champagne unless they're made in their namesake French region.

Chardonnay and pinot noir grapes are the main varieties used to make Champagne, and they're grown all over the world; many regions produce fine sparkling wines that are somewhat less expensive and more widely available than French Champagne.

Italian Prosecco and Asti, Spanish Cava and German Sekt are all delicious varieties of sparkling wine.

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