Understanding the differences between Champagne Prosecco and Sparkling wine

Many people enjoy a glass of sparkling wine but few know the differences between Champagne, Prosecco and Sparkling Wine - the varieties of wine available with bubbles.

Here we are talking about ChampagneProsecco and other sparkling wines.

champagne prosecco and sparkling wine bottles The Line Up - Champagne, Prosecco and Sparkling Wine

Many people refer to all sparkling wines as Champagne which is incorrect, as although Champagne is technically a sparkling wine not all sparkling wines are Champagne. Champagne is a much higher quality sparkling wine that is specific to the Champagne region of northern France. If something is called Champagne then it should be bottled and produced in this area - this is also covered by EU law (the same ‘protected status’ that covers products from Stilton and Cornish Pasties to Parmesan and Rioja)

The reason Champagne is much higher quality than other sparkling wines is because there are very specific guidelines to how itʼs produced (such as what grapes are used and how long itʼs aged) and because of this Champagne has become the benchmark for what a good sparkling wine should be.

Champagne bottle pouring I can taste it already...

Many other sparkling wines are trying to mimic the procedure used to make Champagne (méthode champenoise) although very few come close to the Champagne’s quality. Of course with Champagne being the premium when it comes to sparkling wines it does carry a heftier price tag, although it is still very affordable for most people.

Champagne makes an excellent gift for a loved one and you are able to purchase some fantastic Champagne gifts such as Champagne hampers and Valentines Champagne and Caviar Gift Sets are available on our site with fast UK delivery.

Although Champagne is the absolute best when it comes to sparkling wine that is not to say that all other wines should be ignored. There are some excellent cheaper alternatives to Champagne and one of the best known and loved of these is called Prosecco.

Prosecco is Italy’s Champagne. Prosecco is a sparkling white wine made in Italy, which has become a very popular alternative to Champagne thanks to its excellent taste and reasonable price tag. It has gained a great reputation recently thanks to improved production techniques and is now regarded as a high quality dry white wine.

Champagne Bottle Cork Flying We all love that sound!

Best served chilled, it reaches itʼs peak after approximately 3 years. There are some excellent Prosecco gifts you can buy including hampers and bottle sets which are perfect for any occasion.

Whilst You are here, why not check out my blog on Champagne Gifts here

Until next time...


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