I’ve always secretly wondered about the difference between Prosecco and Champagne, especially since Prosecco entered the Trinidad market by storm a couple years or so ago and was used interchangeably with Champagne at Carnival fetes where the Champagne bars were heavily subscribed.

Yes, to my palate, there is a distinct difference in taste but is Prosecco champagne? And what, if any, are the differences between them. The folks at Winefolly.com has helpfully provided the answers.

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First big difference – Champagne is from France, Prosecco is from Italy.

Second: Champagne is made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes while Prosecco is made from Prosecco or Glera grapes.

The real discrepancy in price comes from the method of production. Champagne is made using a costly method called the Traditional Method while Prosecco uses the cheaper Tank Method.

And there you have it. Now you know, which do you prefer?