Champagne and Sekt is both sparkling wines exept location of the wines and preparing style.

A question that we are often asked is, “What is the difference between “Bohemian Sekt” and “Champagne”? Or What is the difference between “Sparkling Wine” and “Prosecco”? The easy and short answer is that sparkling wine can only be called Champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne, France which is located just outside of Paris. Furthermore, Champagne can only be made using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes.


The wines that sparkle in the Veneto region of Italy are called Prosecco. These wines have larger bubbles and are produced in large tanks using a method called the Charmat.


The sparkling wines of Austria and Germany are called Sekt. The wines are made using the tank method with fermentation in stainless steel.


The sparkling wines in France is known for its ‘Champagne’ in which the fermentation occurs inside each bottle. Crémant is a style of sparkling wine produced in Champagne using the “method champenoise” second fermentation. Unlike other Champagnes, Crémant has less atmospheric pressure which gives the bubbles a softer, creamier taste in contrast to the stark, bracing pop you get from Champagne.


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