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There are three ways that still wine turns into sparkling wine and each method has a different effect.

When you work in the hospitality industry it’s important to know the backstory of your products so you can answer customer questions and make recommendations that fit their tastes. So when you’re talking about sparkling wine with a guest, knowing how it was created and the impact that process had on the wine will take your service game to the next level.

In this online lesson, sommelier Kristene King Thrall explains the different approaches winemakers take to turn still wine into sparkling wine.

What you'll learn in the How still wine becomes sparkling wine lesson

  • How sparkling wine is made
  • How Méthode Champenoise works
  • How the Charmat (or tank) Method works
  • How the carbonation method works

Who the Wine knowledge essentials course is for

Servers and bartenders, it’s time to release your inner somm! Sharpen up your service skills and up your wine game with help from the world’s best.


Kristene King Thrall

Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.

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