You might think that there’s little to no difference between bottles of bubbly. Champagne and prosecco are two totally different terms whose meanings are different in important ways.
Champagne made in the Champagne region of France with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes .
Produced using a costly method called the ‘Traditional Method’ .
Food Pairing: aperitif matched with shellfish, raw bar, pickled vegetables and crispy fried appetizers
Tasting notes: bred, biscuits, almond, orange-zest, white cherry
Prosecco made in the Veneto region (Italy) with Glera grapes .
Produced using an affordable method called the ‘Tank Method .
Tasting Notes: fruit and flower aromas, tropical fruits, banana cream, hazelnut, vanilla and honeycomb
Food Pairing: cured meats and fruit-driven appetizers like prosciutto-wrapped melon and middle-weight Asian dishes.