Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it, making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the traditional method, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved or as a result of carbon dioxide injection.
Sparkling wine is usually white or rose but there are examples of red sparkling wines as well. The sweetness of sparkling wine can range from very dry "brut" styles to sweeter "doux" varieties.
Champagne: The classic example of a sparkling wine, which is exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France.
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