Sparkle your way into the New Year.
I've been very intrigued with bubbles in my water and naturally my wine. Finding a sparkling wine that works for you isn't really difficult just need to know what you are looking for and how to read the labels.
Courtesy of Wine Folly here is a breakdown of the sugar content in various sparkling wines. This was helpful for me because I don't necessarily like super sweet wines. A dry sparkling wine might be as sweet as it gets for me at the moment. This helps since I will be blindly selecting some wine for a New Year's eve dinner this weekend.
- (a.k.a. Brut Zero) 0–2 calories
- 0-3 g/l Residual Sugar (RS) is equivalent to < 1/6 teaspoon sugar per 5 oz. serving
- 0–5 calories
- 0-6 g/l RS is equivalent to < ¼ teaspoon sugar per 5 oz. serving
- 0–7 calories
- 0-12 g/l RS is equivalent to < ½ teaspoon sugar per 5 oz. serving
- 7–10 calories
- 12-17 g/l RS is equivalent to ½–¾ teaspoon sugar per 5 oz. serving
- 10–20 calories
- 17-32 g/l RS is equivalent to ¾-1 teaspoon sugar per 5 oz. serving
- 20-30 calories
- 32-50 g/l RS is equivalent to 1–2 teaspoons sugar per 5 oz. serving
- over 30 calories
- 50+ g/l RS is equivalent to over 2 teaspoons sugar per 5 oz. serving
Bevmo Run approved:
Here are some selections from Bevmo that I would recommend. Might help your blind selection as well. Share your favorite bottle of bubbly in the comments or tell me what your favorite bubbly cocktaiil is!
- Michelle Extra Dry $12
- Veueve Ambal Demi Sec Methode $17 and part of the 5 cent Wine Sale!
- Domaine Chandon (Brut) $15