We all love to celebrate with the bubbly from time to time, but what is the difference between Champagne and sparkling wine? And how do those bubbles get in there?
The difference between Champagne and sparkling wine is all in the geography. For a sparkling wine to be considered real Champagne, it has to come from the Champagne region in France. They put the trademark on it. Other than that, there really isn’t too much difference between the two.
As for those bubbles, they come with the fermentation process. Usually wine makers will take the still wine (wine before the bubbles) and add sugar and yeast. These two ingredients convert to carbon dioxide and alcohol. The conversion makes a ton of tiny bubbles confined to a small bottle. It’s that pressure that makes that cork POP!
Some words of caution… Do be careful when opening that bottle of sparkling wine, you just might shoot your eye out!