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Champagne & Sparkling

Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it, making it fizzy. the carbon dioxide may resullt 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. the sweetness of sparkling wine can range from very dry "brut" styles to sweeter "doux" varieties. the classic example of a sparkling wine is champagne, which is exclusively produced in the champagne region of france. Sparkling wines are also produced in other countires and regions, however most countries reserve the word "champagne" for only the specific type from the champagne region of france. Today, the united states is a significant producer of sparkling wine with producers in numerous states.