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In making Champagne and sparkling wine, the dosage is the liquid added to the base wines early on so that a second bubble-causing fermentation will happen in each bottle.

Answer: False.

False. That liquid is a combination of wine, yeasts and sugar and is called the liqueur de tirage. The dosage is the small amount of wine and sugar added at the end of the sparkler’s production process. Depending on the extent of the sugar, the sparkler will either be Brut, Extra Dry, Demi Sec or so on.

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