What is Champagne Demi-Sec?

The term champagne demi-sec is used to describe the amount of sugar that is added to a sparkling white wine after it has been made. Champagne drinkers tend to have their own preferences when ordering the wine, so having this classification system helps a great deal when selecting one.

What is the difference between Champagne Brut and Demi-sec?

What Champagne Demi-Sec Means For the Drinker

In basic terms, a sparkling white wine that has been labelled as champagne demi-sec contains between 32 and 50 grams per litre of residual sugar. This means that each medium-size glass of this wine (approximately 142 ml) will contain between one and two teaspoons of sugar. What this does is make the wine sweeter than most other types of champagne, as demi-sec is one of the sweetest forms of the drink. There are those who believe that this added sweetness can make the hangover greater, although this is largely a myth based on the fact that champagne is a thirst quencher, so people tend to drink less water in conjunction with it.
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Classifications In Addition To Champagne Demi-Sec

Keep in mind that sparkling white wine comes in a variety of classifications other than champagne demi-sec. Those who want something that contains a little less sugar can opt for a dry or extra dry wine, which will have between a half and one teaspoon of sugar per serving. If an even drier wine is desired, brut champagne has less than half a teaspoon of sugar per serving, while brut nature has less than one-sixth of a teaspoon of sugar per glass. The sweetest type of champagne is called doux and it has over two teaspoons of sugar per 142 ml serving. This is a good option for anyone who likes less acidic alcoholic drinks.