What is the General Alcohol by Volume for Sparkling Wines and Champagnes?

19th May 2019

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Are you looking to unlock your wild side with the help of a little bit of bubbly? Then you’re going to want to know the alcohol content of your drinks. After all, whether you are trying to be the life of the party or work up the courage to use the Naughtydate dating website, you want a product that is going to do the job without getting you plastered. Here are several major types of sparkling wine and the general alcohol by volume that you can expect to see in them.

Most people know that Prosecco is an Italian white wine that is known for being especially crisp and featuring a lot sweet fruit flavor. This is not a wine that you will expect to see in mixed drinks due to the somewhat potent primary aroma and light taste. While these sparkling wines have to have a minimum of 10.5%-11.5% alcohol by volume, you can find variations of this wine that go closer to 13%. It’s not going to knock you over to start, but the light flavor might fool you so that you overindulge.

Franciacorta DOCG
This delicious wine is native to Brescia in Northern Italy that is aged just over two years before it is released to be sold to the public. While you might be expecting to see a high alcohol by volume, the fact is that it has a pretty significant range. You can find bottles with as little as 9.5% as required or up to 12.5%. Experiment and you’ll definitely locate a bottle of wine that works well for you.

Another delicious Italian white, the Asti wine can be one of the least potent wines out there altogether. The minimum designated alcohol by volume is a mere 7% and it only tends to creep up to a 9.5%. This is a very fizzy beverage that can mix well with other fruit flavors and is certainly not going to be strong enough to sneak up on you. It’s a great sparkling wine for people that like to keep their head at a social event.

Champagne, the oft-misidentified wine, is one of the heavy hitters in terms of alcohol content. This delicious wine that is at the center of toasts across the world contains upwards of 12.2% alcohol by volume. However, some researchers have state that the bubbles in the drink make you absorb the wine much faster into bloodstream, which can lead to you feeling the effects sooner. Remember when we mentioned trying to find a hot date online? This might be the bottle that you want to be cradling as you’re going on that adventure.

Cava DO
Cava DO is a white or rose wine that originated in Spain and has spread throughout the world. While it might not be a mainstay in everyone’s wine cellar, it should be for the high alcohol content that you can find in this sparkling wine. Cava tends to run between 12.5% and 13.5% alcohol by volume, so it definitely has some kick to it. Like many others, this wine is often served alone without being mixed into another drink.

There are many, many different types of sparkling wines and Champagnes from which you can choose. Some of them are a little lighter on the alcohol content as a whole, while others have pretty respectable amounts of alcohol by volume. If you’re trying to drink the strongest bubbly, you might be a little disappointed due to the overall lightness of these drinks. Still, you can always try more powerful wines or specialty sparkling wines that have a kick.

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