The Best Sweet Champagne – 11 Good Demi Sec Sparkling Wine Brands

These days, when we think of a bottle of sparkling wine, the flavor that comes to mind is a brut style (it accounts for over 76% of champagne exports according to the Bureau du Champagne.) Drier, with an acidic profile strong, brut champagne was popularized in the 19th century to appeal to the English market, where tart cider was already a common drink. But for much of Champagne’s history, the fizzy stuff was designed to be sweeter – in fact, when it became a drink lauded by royalty, the drink had much more in common with demi-sec. modern.

Referred to by the amount of “dosage” or added sugar added to the wine during the fermentation process, demi-sec, and even sweeter sweet, are an ideal pairing for a dessert plate, or to balance out the richness and sweetness. salt from cold cuts and cheese. Whether you’re looking to expand your palate or just prefer a sweeter sip, here are some of the best sweet champagnes and sparkling wines to add to your collection.

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Classic semi-dry

Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec

South African favorite

Graham Beck Bliss Demi Sec

sweet pink

Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rosé

Dessert Pairings

Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec Champagne

Best on Ice

Champagne Pommery Blue Sky Demi Sec

For baked goods

Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Sublime Demi-Sec

After dinner

Laurent-Perrier Harmony Demi-Sec


Veuve Clicquot Rich White

Carte Blanche Louis Roederer

On the rocks

Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial


Armand de Brignac Demi Sec

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Elisha A. Tilghman