Like bubbly wine? SO DO WE!
However, do you get to the liquor store and freak out because you are seeing words you don’t understand like ‘Cava’, ‘demi-sec’, and ‘Frizzante’?
Don’t freak out! That’s why you have us!
Here’s the Half Past Wine O’Clock Bubbly Wine Guide!
Four Main Bubbles
Words to Live by:
Sweetness Levels: (Least to greatest)
Brut Nature – 1/8 tsp of sugar per 5oz glass
Extra Brut – 1/4 tsp of sugar per 5oz glass
Brut – 1/2 tsp of sugar per 5oz glass
Extra Dry – 3/4 tsp of sugar per 5oz glass
Dry – 1 tsp of sugar per 5oz glass
Demi-Sec – 2 tsp of sugar per 5oz glass
Doux – over 2 tsp of sugar per 5oz glass
Secco – Italian version of ‘Dry’
Semi-secco- Italian version of ‘off- dry’
Dolce/Amabile – Italian version of ‘Demi-sec’ and above
Frizzante – Italian word for ‘Bubbly’ and usually only has 1-2 atmospheres per bottle
*Fun Fact* The higher the atmospheres in the bottle, the smaller the bubbles!
Any other words on the bubbly bottles that you don’t understand? Let us know! We will do the research for you!
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Feature Image credit – Bubbly 1- to scyrene