WINE AND LIQUEUR TYPES
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SPARKLING WINE - DRY

This wine usually contains carbon dioxide produced by a secondary fermentation in the bottle.
Some shows allow sparkling wines made by injecting carbon dioxide under pressure into a still wine (artificial carbonation). This type of wine is normally considered as a separate class. Should a class include sparkling wines of both types, they are judged identically.
Whilst this wine is usually white, unless it is so specified, both red and rosé wines may be entered. Although the wine may be specified as dry, a small amount of recognisable sweetness is acceptable.
Acidity may range from 0.6% to 0.9%. Alcohol may range from 10% to 12%.
The best-known commercial example of bottle-conditioned wine is Champagne.

Last updated: 03/12/09
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