Champagne and sparkling wine
Bubbles for every occasion
Companion to every festive occasion, these wines are characterised by the presence—sometimes faint, sometimes substantial—of carbon dioxide. Semi-sparkling wines have a slight effervescence, while the sparkling variety and Champagnes have an abundance.
Immersing oneself in the world of bubbly wines requires first an understanding of the different ways these wines are made (and the impact they have on the final product’s taste), deciphering the statements on the labels, and knowing the right way to serve them.
Form bottling to serving
Once you’ve learned a few basic concepts, you’ll know which type of sparkling wine or Champagne is suitable for you, and what the right way is to serve it. To understand the product you’re buying, it’s important to know about its method of production, but an understanding of bottle sizes and the information on the label are useful pointers as well.