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What's the Difference Between Champagne and Prosecco? | Sommelier Q&A | Christian Oggenfuss, CEO Napa Valley Wine Academy

What’s the Difference Between Champagne & Prosecco?

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While both wines are sparkling and are apt to liven up any occasion the two sparkling beverages are different in more ways than one. First, while all Champagne is sparkling not all sparkling wine is Champagne. Champagne comes exclusively from the cool northerly French region that shares its name. Prosecco, ..

What is a Brut? What Does Brut Champagne or Sparkling Wine Mean?

What is a Brut?

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A Brut Champagne is a dry style. To qualify as Brut, the wine must have less than 15 g/L of residual sugar. While most Champagnes on the market today are a Brut style, historically Champagne was quite sweet, with some topping out at over 150 g/L in the 1800’s – almost as sweet as a […]