The best Italian prosecco
Like Champagne, Prosecco is now world famous and even sells more than Champagne itself. In 2016, a report published stated that 660 million bottles of Prosecco were sold against 310 million for Champagne. Today, 70% of Prosecco is exported, with an increase in market share of around 15 to 20%. So why such a craze, where does Prosecco come from and what are the characteristics that make it so charming and famous? Alfavin.ch tells you more in this article. The origin of Prosecco A little more than an hour north of Venice, lies the original vineyard of Prosecco: Con...
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Difference between a sparkling wine, a crémant and a champagne
When you are faced with all these bottles at the wine shop, in a supermarket or in a restaurant, it is sometimes very difficult to find your way around and to choose a particular wine. Crémant, sparkling, sparkling, champagne, and many others. All these terms belong to a single category: sparkling wines. To help you find your way through all these labels and choose the bottle that makes you happy, Alfavin.ch tells you more about the differences between these wines. What is the difference between a sparkling wine and a crémant? Strictly speaking, there is no diff...
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How sparkling wine is made
In this article, Alfavin.ch explains sparkling wine and its production methods in order to understand how the foam is created in a bottle of sparkling wine. In a market that has become international, where many countries produce their own sparkling wines, it is sometimes very difficult for the consumer to find his way. This article will allow you to see more clearly and will help you in your future purchases in order to make the right choices according to your tastes and desires. What is a sparkling wine? A sparkling wine is a wine with a sufficiently high carbon ...
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5 ideas for aperitif cocktails with champagne
If in the past, cocktails were consumed in palaces and large hotels around the world, and reserved for an elite; today they have become more democratic. For the last ten years, we have seen a craze for cocktails and mixology. Many cocktail bars are springing up here and there. A cosmopolitan city like Lausanne is no exception to the rule. Alfavin.ch delivers below a list of champagne-based cocktails to awaken your taste buds and discover or rediscover for aficionados, champagne in a different way. The Mimosa Probably one of the most classic cocktails made with cha...
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Food and champagne pairing : what to eat with champagne ?
Aperitif drink par excellence, served during events and festive meals, champagne is nevertheless a wine that can be paired with food. From appetizers to desserts, there are a multitude of possibilities. Depending on the champagnes you choose, you can find pairings that enhance both the dish and the champagne itself. From regional pairings to more gastronomic pairings proposed by sommeliers, there is a wide range of what you can do with champagne and try to find the perfect match. Alfavin.ch gives you here its good food and wine tips, drawn from its own experiences...
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How is champagne made?
Knowing how this wine is made is a good step in learning about wines and developing one's knowledge. This is especially true since champagne and its production process are unique in the world of wine, so understanding it allows you to better interpret what you have in your glass and to analyze the differences that may exist. Before going further and explaining champagne, from the vineyards to the bottling, let's go back to the history of this mythical wine. The paternity is due to Dom Pérignon towards the end of the 17th century. He was the first to work on the r...
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