How To Decode A Champagne Label
If you are planning on popping a few bottles of Champagne it might help to know exactly what it is you’re popping!
- In order for a bottle of bubbly to be called Champagne it actually has to come from Champagne, France otherwise it will be called “sparkling wine.”
- If you see a label that says “Premier Cru” think of it as a gold level Champagne versus a “Grand Cru” which would be more of platinum status.
- Champagne is mostly classified by the amount of sugar added or the “dosage”.
“Brut nature” has no added sugar, “Brut” has up to 12 grams, “Extra Brut” has up to 6 grams, “Extra Dry” has 12-17 grams and “Doux” has roughly 50+ grams of sugar added.
I mean… but does it taste good and make you feel fine?
Drink and party responsibly.