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Wine 101: How Champagne and Sparkling Wine are Made (Video)

Now that you know how to make red, white, and dessert wines, we’re here to share how to make Champagne and Sparkling wines! Unlike any other winemaking process, creating Champagnes is extremely labor-intensive – it requires two fermentations. In the second fermentation, sugar and yeast are added to create alcohol and CO2, which are the bubbles. Furthermore, to remove yeast in the bottle and produce clear Champagne, a process called riddling is required to have clear Champagne.

Josh shares details of how to create Champagnes, how to store them, and why some Champagnes have vintages and some don’t. Learn more about Champagnes and Sparkling Wine by watching the video below!

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