Sparkling wine is known as the drink of choice at celebrations across the world.  whether you’re making a toast to engagement or celebrating a big life moment, sparkling wine is an excellent choice. However, despite its popularity, many people have questions about sparkling wine. If you are one of those people, don’t worry! Here is an in-depth guide that will answer all of your sparkling wine questions and help you enjoy the moment— hopefully with a full flute! 

What Causes the Sparkle in Sparkling Wine?

There are many different methods of creating the perfect sparkling wine. however, one of the most common methods is referred to as the “methode traditionnelle” or the traditional method. This method utilizes a second fermentation of the wine, in which the yeast produces CO2 also known as carbon dioxide creating the carbonation that we all know and love. 

What is the Best Storage Temperature for Sparkling Wine?

The best storage temperature for sparkling wine is 55 degrees Fahrenheit or about 12.8 degrees Celcius. It is recommended that sparkling wine is stored in a cool dark area which enables it to age properly and not rapidly. You are also free to store the bottle vertically or horizontally, it makes no difference!

How to Open and Serve Sparkling Wine?

Opening carbonated drinks have a bad reputation. However, there are tried-and-true methods that will ensure that you don’t end up with spillage or a shooting cork. Place a hand on the cork and hold it while using your other hand to twist the bottle, not the cork, the bottle should open after you hear a pop without any problems. 

When is the Best Time to Drink Sparkling Wine?

Whenever you want!  Sparkling wine has a reputation for being served during moments of celebration, but you are free to serve sparkling wine whenever you’d like. During the summer months, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and even during the winter months, are all great times to serve sparkling wine.

Key Takeaways

Speaking of the best times to enjoy sparkling wine, one of the best places to enjoy sparkling wine is at one of Seaport’s best restaurants. Italy is known for producing excellent Seafood as it is surrounded by the sea, and it’s wines are first class, as well.  So, the next time you were looking to enjoy a flute of sparkling wine try pairing it with great food at Strega Waterfront. 

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