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Types (Styles) of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Types of champagne and sparkling wine are also referred to as styles. Our reports on the various types of champagne and sparkling wine provide links to the available brands and labels broken out by type. The label reports include ratings, reviews, prices, tasting notes and "when to drink" dates. Ratings are provided by Champagne 411, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator.

  • Sweetness Levels
    • 3 Brut Levels
    • 4 Sweet Levels
  • Categories
    • Basic Champagne
    • Rose' Champagne
    • Blanc de Blancs
    • Blanc de Noirs
  • Non-vintage
  • Vintage
  • House Style
  • Prestige Cuvée

Sweetness Levels
Brut makes up the vast majority of sparkling wine. The sugar levels of brut nature and extra brut fall within the overall brut champagne range and are included under brut reports. The sweeter levels of extra sec, sec, demi-sec and doux make up our Sweet Champagne and Sparkling Wine report. Sweetness level details can be found in our encyclopedia Sweetness Levels section.

There are four primary categories. They are described in detail in our encyclopedia Champagne Categories report. The following links provide access to brand and label reports based on the type of champagne and sparkling wine.

Vintage and Non-Vintage
Our Ratings & Prices section provides lists of popular vintge and non-vintage brands.

House Style
House style is the main staple of the Champagne House, generally a non-vintage brut. Our House Style report provides a list of available popular brands along with access to ratings, reviews, prices and tasting notes.

Prestige Cuvée
Prestige Cuvée champagnes represent the best of the best. It is the top wine produced by a Champagne House, symbolizing the ultimate in luxury.
Our Prestige Cuvee report provides a list of prestige cuvee champagne brands.

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