Differences between Champagne and Sparkling Wine

  • Differences between Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Differences between Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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Differences between Champagne and Sparkling Wine


Regulation


Sparkling Wine made in the region Champagne, represents Champagne in France and its surrounding areas. Sparkling Wine made in other cities or countries cannot be named as Champagne but Sparkling Wine. It is regulated by Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC). Moreover, Champagne should be complied with local certification authority.


Fermentation


For Sparkling Wine, after the first fermentation that turn grape juice to wine, it should process a second fermentation in Stainless steel tank and finally bottling. During the process of second fermentation, the yeast will resolve glucose and capture the carbon dioxide generated by glucose as sparkling.


For Champagne, it is similar to Sparkling Wine that it needs to process a second fermentation. However, it has the second fermentation in the bottle, which makes Champagne difficult to produce and costly.  


Common brands for Champagne: Dom Perignon, Krug, Louis Roederer, Baron de Rothschild, Laurent Perrier, Moet & Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Veuve Clicquot.

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