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Sparkling Wine & Champagne

Learn about sparkling wine & Champagne — the range of styles, how it’s made and more ...

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What are the different types of sparkling wine and Champagne?

Beloved for its lively bubbles, sparkling wine is the ultimate beverage for any festivity, whether it's a major celebration or a mere merrymaking of nothing much! Sparkling wine is made throughout the winemaking world, but only can be called “Champagne” if it comes from the Champagne region of France and is made using what is referred to as the "traditional method." Other regions have their own specialties—Crémant in other parts of France, Cava in Spain and Prosecco in Italy, to name a few. New World regions like California, Australia and New Zealand enjoy the freedom to make many styles of sparkling wine, with production methods and traditions defined locally. In a dry style, Champagne and sparkling wine goes with just about any type of food. Sweet styles are not uncommon and among both dry and sweet, you'll find white, rosé—or even red!—examples.

How is sparkling wine and Champagne made?

Champagne, Crémant, Cava and many other sparkling wines of the world are made using the traditional method, in which the second fermentation (the one that makes the bubbles) takes place inside the bottle. With this method, spent yeast cells remain in contact with the wine during bottle aging, giving it a creamy mouthful, toasted bread or brioche qualities and in many cases, the capacity to age. For Prosecco, the carbonation process usually occurs in a stainless steel tank (before bottling) to preserve the fresh fruity and floral aromas imminent in this style.

What gives sparkling wine and Champagne its bubbles?

The bubbles in sparkling wine are formed when the base wine undergoes a secondary fermentation, which traps carbon dioxide inside the bottle or fermentation vessel.

How do you serve sparkling wine and Champagne?

Ideally for storing sparkling wine and Champagne in any long-term sense, they should be at cellar temperature, about 55F. For serving, cool sparkling wine and Champagne down to about 40F to 50F. (Most refrigerators are colder than this.) As for drinking it, the best glasses have a stem and flute or tulip shape to allow the bead (bubbles) to show.

How long does sparkling wine and Champagne last?

Most sparkling wines like Prosecco, Cava or others around the “$20 and under” price point are intended for early consumption. Sparkling wines made using the traditional method with extended cellar time before release can typically improve with age. If you are unsure, definitely consult a wine professional for guidance.

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    Sparkling Rosé from Cava, Spain
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    Sparkling Rosé from Lombardy, Italy
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  • Clos Amador Cava Brut Delicat Reserva Front Label
    Clos Amador Cava Brut Delicat Reserva
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Cava, Spain
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  • Ziobaffa Organic Prosecco Front Label
    Ziobaffa Organic Prosecco
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
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    Bellavista Franciacorta Teatro La Scala Brut 2016
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Italy
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  • Fitz-Ritter Durkheimer Hochbenn Riesling Sekt  Front Label
    Fitz-Ritter Durkheimer Hochbenn Riesling Sekt
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      Sparkling Rosé from Champagne, France
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      • Buena Vista La Victoire Brut Champagne  Front Label
        Buena Vista La Victoire Brut Champagne
        Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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      • Valdo Cuvee 1926 Prosecco Superiore Front Label
        Valdo Cuvee 1926 Prosecco Superiore
        Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco, Italy
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      • Willm Cremant d'Alsace Blanc de Noirs Brut  Front Label
        Willm Cremant d'Alsace Blanc de Noirs Brut
        Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Alsace, France
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      • Masia de la Luz Cava Brut  Front Label
        Masia de la Luz Cava Brut
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      • Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Front Label
        Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut
        Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Burgundy, France
        • D94
        • WW91
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      • Moillard Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rose  Front Label
        Moillard Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rose
        Sparkling Rosé from Burgundy, France
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        • Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut  Front Label
          Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut
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        • Bouvet Brut Rose Excellence Front Label
          Bouvet Brut Rose Excellence
          Sparkling Rosé from Loire, France
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        • Gerard Bertrand An 825 Cremant de Limoux Brut 2019  Front Label
          Gerard Bertrand An 825 Cremant de Limoux Brut 2019
          Vintage Sparkling Wine from Cremant de Limoux, Limoux, Languedoc, South of France, France
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        • Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut Front Label
          Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Brut
          Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Central Otago, New Zealand
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        • Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle No. 25  Front Label
          Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle No. 25
          Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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        • Willm Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose Front Label
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          Sparkling Rosé from Alsace, France
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          Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Burgundy, France
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        • Paco & Lola Lola Brut Cava  Front Label
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          Alfred Gratien Brut Rose
          Sparkling Rosé from Champagne, France
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          Dopff & Irion Cremant Rose Brut
          Sparkling Rosé from Alsace, France
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