This morning, Wine Talk Radio was spewing more of this Champagne/Prosecco propaganda. Champagne is a bubbly wine from the Champagne region of France made with chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinor meunier grapes. If you’ve never heard of those grapes, that’s fine, neither have I. The grapes are not what’s important. Champagne tends to have about 130 calories per glass and a 12% alcohol by volume content. Champagne is made using the Traditional Method. They were suggesting a few different options of Champagne, with the least expensive bottle they suggested costing $35. That’s insane and further proves my theory that the American intellectual elite is basically just doing marketing for international imports. If this doesn’t encourage international terrorism than I just don’t know what does!
They also discussed Prosecco which is the same thing as Champagne but made in Italy using the Tank Method. The average bottle of Prosecco will cost you about $14, which is a little more affordable than the Champagne. I always knew the French were snooty.
This is America, land of the free. We have our own damn sparkling wines to drink. I suggest the Carefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato California Champagne for about $10. It has peach, honey and citrus flavors with a light sweetness. To me, it tastes like liquid cotton candy! I’ve had some sips of Champagne and Prosecco and found it to be dry, bitter and not sweet at all! What’s the point of drinking something that tastes lots of different adjectives for BAD!
There are a few things I pay attention to when picking out a sparkling wine, mostly price, but also the following things:
- Country – I want American made products because I’m a patriot so if you’re going out and spending $35 on a French bottle of champagne just because society told you that French is better, then you are an embarrassment to our country.
- Color – I like pink and amber colored sparkling wines because the less coloring they have, the less sweet they tend to be. Pink wine often just has some red wine in it which makes it richer and prettier!
- Flavor: Someone once described their favorite champagne to me as “dry” which I found to be utterly ridiculous considering liquid is WET by nature! I like sweeter wines which will be listed as “sec” or “semi-sec” on foreign bottles. Stay away from these and stick with the bottles with labels in English.