Red Wine Versus Champagne

Debate about wine arouse so much enthusiasm among people especially if it is more of comparative like comparing red wine with champagne.

Champagne is still a white wine that got subjected to second fermentation, second fermentation occurs in the bottle when le dosage sugar (little sugar) and yeast is added to the champagne, the yeast dissipates the sugar and in return yield alcohol and carbon dioxide and since there is no way for the gas (carbon dioxide) to escape, it deliquesce itself in to the wine producing a sparkling wine called champagne.

White wine being the origin of champagne is made from white or red grapes or the mixture however, is not fermented with the skin, so the skin color does not blush the wine.

Only 3 varieties of grapes the white chardonnay or the red wine grapes are permitted to be used by champagne and namely- Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, also grapes such as pinot blanc, pinot gris, petit meslier, and arbane can be blended with it.

Champagne is made in the most northern wine producing region of France, Champagne.

While red wine is manufactured from varieties of black grape, it color varies from brown (old wine) to brick red (mature wine) and to acute violet (young one).

Differences between champagne and red wine

You can easily tell the difference from the taste of the wine because both wine exhibit different flavor and aroma.

However, there other clear differences that should not be overlooked such is the amount of calories present in them.

Champagne contains about 84 calories per 4 ounces serving, While red wine is more caloric than champagne with about 125 calories per 5 ounces– So in terms of calorie content champagne is more healthier than red wine but then, it depends on how many ounces of champagne you would want to consume, Assuming you consume 8 ounces of champagne and less than 3 ounces of red wine, in this case red wine would be much healthier, so my point is- moderately drinking is the key to healthy life.

There is also difference in the content of tannin, red wine is relatively high in tannic because the grape skin, seeds and stems used in making red wine is rich in tannin, scientifically called poly phenols.

Red wine contain more tannic content than white wine because red wine is more soaked in the grape skin, seeds and stems While in white wine (the underpinning of champagne), the grape skins, seeds and stems are extracted before fermentation left with only the pulp In fact, wine makers add fining agents to the wine to remove more of the tannin content.

Tannin is rich in antioxidants compounds like anthocyanins-part of the classification of antioxidants called polyphenols. This antioxidants has numerous health benefits such as improving blood flow, it ease and expand blood vessel and also prevent blood clot.

However, moderately drinking is the key. Champagne also has health benefits related to red wine including making your heart healthy because champagne is also made from red grapes in fact, recent study has prove that champagne also has high levels of antioxidants found in red grape.

The only disadvantage in champagne compare to red wine is that champagne is highly intoxicating than red wine and if care is not taken, it can lead to death or severe injury through accident.

Champagne and red wine are both good wine but drink moderately if you want to get the good out of it. Champagne is often pop for celebration while red wine is often used to crown a classic dinner.



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