The different kinds of sparkling wine can get pretty confusing. For a basic understanding of what is dry or sweet, check out our chart below.
Generally, we recommend going with an inexpensive Extra Dry sparkling wine. But, depending on your taste, you can really go with any sparkling wine. If you like sweet, go with Spumante, and if you like dry, go with a Brut or Prosecco.
What is the difference between Champagne and sparkling wine?
The difference is Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. Other sparkling wine that is, for example, made in California is generally made in the same way, but because of where it was made, is not considered champagne.
What is the difference between Champagne and Prosecco?
The simple answer is Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France and Prosecco is made in the Veneto region of Italy. Prosecco’s bubbles tend to be lighter with a little spritz, while Champagne’s bubbles are sharper.