Sugar Free Champagne

Sugar Free Champagne wins HealthSmart Award. I was recently approached by the editor of a national health magazine to create a rather unusual Champagne tasting experience.  Sue Carney from HealthSmart magazine asked me to shortlist my Top 5 zero-dosage Champagnes (available in Australia) and to then present them in a tasting experience format to her Embrace Life category awards judges. Needless to say it was a low calorie hardworking lunch!!

Here’s what HealthSmart Awards judges had to say:

EMBRACE LIFE TREND 22: Sugar-free Champagne

By omitting the sugar in the final stage of production that gives other champagnes their softer edge, French wine makers have created a bold, earthy drop (known as zero dosage) that just happens to be lower in kilojoules than other bubblies. Now, that’s a ­­reason to celebrate.

Criteria: bottle and label, nose, appearance, colour and sweetness/acidity.NOMINEES1 Drappier Brut Nature ($65).2 Pol Roger Pure Brut NV ($99.95).3 Larmandier Bernier Terre de Vertus ($88).4 Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Extrem’ ($150).5 Ayala Zero Dosage ($90).

AND THE WINNER IS…Larmandier Bernier Terre de Vertus

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