Moscato v Champagne | 麝香酒與香檳
A friend of mine text me another night, featuring a well embellished bottle of wine, and asked me if this “champagne” is legit.
“Bro, that’s not a champagne. It’s a Moscato, an Italian sparkling wine. Usually, it is pretty sweet, if not too sweet, with low alcohol content and served with dessert. As a rule of thumb, you can find the word champagne on every champagne.”
12 hours later.
“Sorry bro, I blacked out. What’s that photo?”
|Champagne (French)||Moscato (Italian)|
|Made of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier||Made of Muscat grapes|
|~12.5% alcohol content||5 – 7% alcohol content|
|8 – 10 g/L sugar dosage||50 – 100 g/L sugar dosage|
Photo source: http://archives.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2016/05/09/happy-national-moscato-day-here-are-15-songs-that-reference-the-sweet-dessert-wine