Lesson details

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

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

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

Servers and bartenders, bring out your inner somm with help from the experts!


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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