To get to the point of how to serve champagne, it would be nice to know a thing or two about your favorite bubbles that reminds you of festivity and a good times!
Champagne is a very popular bubbly wine, but did you know that not all sparkling wines are champagne? Even though, all sparkling wines share fruity, refreshing flavors, and delightful tiny bubbles, only those that come from the iconic wine region in France, can be called Champagne.
To make a sparkling wine, grapes go through two fermentation Grapes are picked early to preserve acidity and ensure low sugar content, then undergo primary fermentation like a regular wine. Secondary fermentation is going on in the bottle, after sugar and yeast are added. This is a traditional method to produce champagne. It was originated in the province of France called Champagne long time ago, and today it is used in many other regions like, for example – California.
Two other recognizable sparkling wines are Prosecco and Moscato d’Asti. They are coming from Italy. Contrary to traditional method, for these budget friendly sparkling wines, second fermentation takes place in a large stainless steel tanks instead of the bottle.
Prosecco is typically dry sparkling wine, but it also could be made in sweeter styles.