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Sparkling Wines

Meadowcroft’s bubbles are a delightful addition to any occasion. Don’t limit yourself to saving them for the once-in-a-lifetime moments; indulge in their fanciful fizz at any time. Savor a glass of sparkling wine alongside a delicious spread of cheeses, succulent shellfish or even on a mundane Tuesday evening – because every day is worth celebrating.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between sparkling wine and Champagne?

The main difference lies in their geographical origins. Champagne comes from the Champagne region in France and is made with specific grapes and under strict regulations. All Champagnes are sparkling wines, but not all sparkling wines are Champagnes. Sparkling wine is a broader term that refers to any effervescent wine produced worldwide using various methods and grapes.

How is sparkling wine made?

There are several methods, but the traditional method is used for many high-quality sparkling wines. This method involves a secondary fermentation in the bottle, which creates the bubbles we love. First, wine is produced as usual. Then, additional yeast and sugar are added to the base wine, and it undergoes fermentation again in a sealed bottle, creating carbon dioxide and fizz.

Are sparkling wines high in sugar?

The sweetness of sparkling wine can vary widely, depending on the production method and the winemaker’s preference. Sparkling wines are commonly classified by sweetness levels, including brut, extra dry, sec, and demi-sec. Brut is the driest, with very little residual sugar, while demi-sec contains more sugar and tastes sweeter. It’s essential to check the label for an indication of sweetness to choose a sparkling wine that suits your taste.

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