Holidays are Bubblicious
Nothing pairs better with holiday gettogethers than bubbles. Office parties, family gatherings and New Year’s Eve are some of the occasions that can be boosted by the bubbly. Here are a few bubbly tips from Table & Vine.
No other beverage says “party” quite like champagne. Here are a few things you should know when choosing the right champagne for your soiree.
Sweet, Dry or Somewhere in the Middle
Depending on how much sugar is added, champagne will have varying levels of sweetness. The sugar and sweetness level is indicated by the terminology used on the label. Here’s what those terms mean:
- Brut Natural is the driest champagne available with 0% sugar.
- Brut is very dry, with less than 1.5% sugar and is now the standard for fine champagne.
- Extra dry or Extra Sec has 1.2 to 2% sugar and is softer and smoother champagne without being too sweet.
- Sec is medium sweet, with 1.7 to 3.5% sugar.
- Demi-sec is very sweet champagne with 3.3 to 5% sugar and is more suited for a dessert drink.
- Doux is the sweetest, with more than 5% sugar.
Champagne needs to be served cold, between 43˚F to 48˚F. To chill, place the unopened bottle in an ice bucket with a mix of half ice and half water and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes. If you have longer, you can refrigerate it for 3 to 4 hours.
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