About Demi Sec

About Demi Sec
Demi-Sec, literally "half-dry" is a term used in Champagne. Although called half-dry, a demi-sec Champagne is medium sweet, as it is legally defined as having between 33 to 50 grams of residual sugar. Thus a demi-sec is too sweet for the dinner table, but works well with pastries and cakes.

Once popular, it has declined in sales, as consumers prefer drier Champagnes.

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Wines Til’ Friday NV Sparkling Demi-Sec American
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$9
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A pleasant sipper on its own that will make a versatile base for Champagne cocktails.
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