I get it. Champagne is a region in France. Your bubbly is not “Champagne” unless it was grown and bottled in the relatively tiny region of northeast France. As a result of this technicality, I find myself grimacing at least once every Christmas as my brother refuses to pass the delicious drink until I correctly call it “sparkling wine.”
- Brut Natural or Brut Zéro (less than 3 grams of sugar per liter)
- Extra Brut (less than 6 grams of sugar per liter)
- Brut (less than 12 grams of sugar per liter)
- Demi sec (highest level of sugar)
The French had their priorities straight at Versailles.