Sparkling Wines

Is Sparkling Wine Champagne?

October 10, 2011

56,000,000 bubbles. Yep that’s 56 million (I counted them, no not really) in a bottle of sparkling wine.  All those bubbles are the result of extra carbon dioxide-six atmosphere of pressure of carbon dioxide to be exact, dissolved within a bottle of sparkling wine.

When we say “Sparkling Wine” Champagne is the most famous. All Champagne is Sparkling Wine, but not all Sparkling Wine is Champagne. Huh?  Yes, it is true, in order for a Sparkling Wine to be called ‘Champagne’ on the label, verbally or as you sip, it must be produced in the Champagne region located in northern France-which is comprised of the towns of Reims, Epernay and Ay.

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