In Italy, the terms frizzante and spumante are synonyms for sparkling wine.

Answer: False.

Not exactly. While wines called frizzante and wines called spumante both sparkle, they are not the same. Frizzante wines are those that are lightly sparkling (between 1 and 2.5 bars of pressure in the bottle) according to EU regulations. They are also taxed as still wines. Spumante, by contrast, are fully sparkling, with a pressure of at least 3 bars in the bottle. Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont is an example of a frizzante wine. Wines from Piedmont called simply Asti, or Franciacorta wines from Lombardy, are both spumante wines.

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