6 Misconceptions about Champagne & Sparkling Wine

22nd September 2015

6 Misconceptions about Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wine is only for celebrations

Bubbly is ideal for a party, but it’s great for so much more too. Take food pairing for example – Champagne and sparkling wine is a fantastic compliment to a variety of foods, such as seafood, desserts and cheeses, to name just a few. Having a glass of bubbly in the garden on a quiet evening is just as good too.

Bigger bubbles are better

The smaller the bubble the better. Finer bubbles means a finer, more delicate wine.


Sparkling wine must be drunk out of a flute

Different glass styles are good for different styles of sparkling. To get the most out of your bubbles, it’s often beneficial to try a tulip glass or even a regular red/white wine glass.

Sparkling wine has the most calories

Sparkling wine actually has less calories than both red and white wine. There are around 80 calories in a standard glass of bubbly.

It’s bad for you health

If you drink it in moderation, Champagne or sparkling wine can benefit you in the same way as red wine. Since it’s blended with red and white grapes, it contains antioxidants that can be good for your heart and help lower blood pressure. However, drinking in excess is, of course, not good for you.

It’s too expensive

There are a growing range of sparkling wines from around the world that you can try, sparkling wines such as Cava, Prosecco, English, Australian, American and South African, to name a few, these all have different starting price points and even some Grower Champagnes aren’t as expensive as bigger brand Champagnes, but can often be just as good if not better. So whatever you want to spend there will be a bottle for you.


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