Wine Effervescence

Wine effervescence is a simple element to wine you'll understand from either looking at your glass, or by taking your very first sip.

It's broken down into two night-and-day groups: still wine (a.k.a. table wine) or sparkling wine.

You'll tell if you're drinking a sparkling wine by the bubbles in the glass, and the delightfully tingling carbonation on your tongue.

There are many types of sparkling wines made from around the world.

The most famous being of course, Champagne, a french sparkling wine made exclusively in the Champagne region of France.

But Champagne is not your only option for delicious sparkling wines - there's Prosecco, Spumante, Asti, and Cava... which all should be recognized as well.

Champagne has gotten so much attention because its expensive (and expensive psychologically suggests superior, right?)

It's added cha-ching is largey due to its unique method of carbonation which happens after bottling the wine (versus in a tank or barrel).

That method is called the Champenoise method, which you can read all about here in comparison to other traditional carbonation methods.

Why all the fuss over the bubbly stuff?


Bubbly wines are the uncontended winners as best-in-class celebratory wines.

Nothing like hearing that cork pop off the bottle to audibly mark the begining of something grand, or the celebration of a grand accomplishment.

Wine Tasting Notes
Wine Terms for Effervescence

  • agitated
  • bubbly
  • carbonated
  • creamy
  • cushiony
  • effervescent
  • explosive
  • fizzy
  • flat
  • foamy
  • frothy
  • gassy
  • mousse
  • pearls
  • prickly
  • snowy
  • sparkling
  • sprtizy
  • sudsy
  • tickly
  • tingly

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