Most people call it all champagne, but technically, most carbonated wine is sparkling wine. A sparkling wine has to be bottled in the Champagne region of France to actually be champagne. Everything else is just sparkling wine. A silly distinction. But, not much different from Bourbon or Scotch being named after a location. By the way, those pages is incredibly boring to read, but Bourbon and Scotch are great to drink.
Regardless of whether you call it all champagne, or the more correct, sparkling wine, there is a proper temperature to enjoy sparkling wine.
Sparkling Wine Cellar Settings
- Sparkling White Wine 43 °F
- Sparkling Rosé Wine 45 °F
- Sparkling Red Wine 48 °F
Both sparkling red wine and sparkling white wine need to be served ice cold. If you own a proper wine cellar, you will want to make sure it can chill below 50 degrees. To properly enjoy sparkling wines, the optimal temperature is between 40 degrees and 50 degrees. If you’re able to cool to an exact temperature, set your wine cellar as indicated above.
This quick how-to on serving sparkling wine will come in handy when it’s time to have a party. When it’s time to shop for party supplies, it’s always nice to have a variety of wines available.