Do You Know How Much Alcohol is in Champagne and Sparkling Wine?

Do You Know How Much Alcohol is in Champagne and Sparkling Wine?


Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling you get after drinking champagne?

There’s a good reason why this popular drink gives us the giggles and fills us with happiness. Champagne has a surprisingly high alcohol by volume content compared to other similar beverages such as sparkling wine.


How much alcohol is in champagne and sparkling wine?

How much alcohol is in a bottle of champagne?

Most champagnes have an alcohol by volume content of 12.2%. It has been shown that the bubbles in champagne allow your body to absorb the liquid faster into the bloodstream. This could make you feel the effects of the alcohol much faster than if you were drinking regular wine. In fact, this might be the reason you might feel tipsy after just one glass of champagne. 


So, how much alcohol is in a glass of champagne?

The alcohol content stays the same in a glass of champagne or a bottle of champagne. For example, if the bottle of champagne contains 12% ABV, then one glass of champagne will also contain 12%. As we mentioned above, due to  the bubbles in champagne, the alcohol enters your bloodstream quite fast and could make you feel tipsy after drinking just one glass. 

You might be thinking 'just one glass? I can drink one beer and feel fine! What gives?' This is because champagne has a higher alcohol content by volume vs beer. Most beer contains 4%-7% ABV which is significantly less than champagne.


How much alcohol is in champagne and sparkling wine?

How much alcohol is in sparkling wine?

There are many different variations of sparkling wine, and each has its own ABV content. Some have a lower alcohol by volume content and are ideal for mixed drinks while others have a pretty respectable alcohol by volume content and should be consumed as is. Here are some of the most common sparkling wines:




Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine that has an alcohol content ranging from 10.5%-13%. Prosecco is made from Prosecco grapes. This type of bubbly is mainly produced in Venito, Italy. Prosecco is an affordable alternative to champagne, and you can find a quality bottle of Prosecco for under $20



Asti is another Italian sparkling wine with an alcohol content ranging from about 7%-9.5%. This sparkling beverage is ideal for those with a lower alcohol tolerance, since it has a pretty low ABV content. One can enjoy a glass or two of Asti without feeling overly tipsy.


Cava Do

Cava Do originated in Spain and is produced as either white or rosé sparkling wine. This type of bubbly has a high alcohol content ranging from 12.5%-13.5%. Although it might not be as common as the two sparkling wine types listed above, Cava Do is a true delight to drink.


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How much alcohol is in André champagne?

André champagne is available in seven different types including the classic varieties: brut, extra dry, and blush. Each of the seven varieties contain between 6-5%-10.5% alcohol. The three classic varieties contain a higher alcohol percentage than the fruity flavor options like strawberry and peach passion.


How much alcohol is in pink moscato?

Moscato  is a sweet fizzy wine with a low alcohol content. This type of bubbly pairs well with desserts and appetizers. Moscato has a low alcohol content of around 5%-7%.


Whether you choose to drink sparkling wine or champagne, we are sure you'll have a fabulous time. Both of these bubbly options are the perfect addition to a party, event, dinner, or brunch! You can even pair sparkling wine and champagne with breakfast foods for an unforgettable start to the day. Check out our blog on breakfast wines here!



Interested in learning more about champagne and sparkling wine? Check out our other blogs:

How to open wine without a wine opener

Is wine vegan?

How is wine made?


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