Champagne & Sparkling

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Everything You Need To Know About Champagne & Sparkling Wine.

When you hear the cork pop, you know you’re about to have a good time. It isn’t only for celebrations though, you can drink champagne & sparkling wines whenever the heck you want to.

Fun fact: if your bottle says, “champagne” on it, that means it’s from France. Sparkling wine can only be called champagne if it comes from Champagne, France. Sparkling wines like prosecco are free to be made anywhere.

What is champagne & sparkling made of?

Champagne & sparkling wines are made up of a mix of fermented grapes. For champagne, they always use three major grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. It just needs more time and a different set of procedures to obtain the bubblies.

What makes champagne bubbly?

We all know the bubbles. We all live for the bubbles. But how the bubbles are created is actually a really cool process. You should first know that winemakers have to ferment champagne twice. During the second round of fermentation, they add extra sugar and more yeast. Once they seal the bottle, the fermentation of the sugar and yeast makes an abundance of carbon dioxide. Trapped carbon dioxide = pressure, pressure = bubbles.

How do you drink champagne & sparkling?

It’s best to store champagne & sparkling wines in a cool, dry place. 30 minutes before you drink it, you should put that baby in an ice bucket, or toss it in the fridge. As it chills, prepare the champagne flutes because you’re going to need them.

What’s the shelf-life of champagne & sparkling?

The consensus is, if it’s not vintage champagne or sparkling wine, you’re good to store it away for three to four years. If it is indeed vintage (very cool of you), you have the thumbs up to store it unopened for around five to ten years.

Can I get champagne & sparkling wine delivery?

Whether it’s for a celebration or just because, Saucey is always ready to deliver champagne and sparkling wines directly to your doorstep. Let’s pop some bottles!

What are the best champagnes & sparkling wines?