Revisiting Wines A-Z: D is for Dosage

Posted on September 25, 2015

Several years ago I started the Wine-phabet, a series that explored the alphabet through wine. I tried to find fun and different wine terms that would be both educational and fun to read. I thought I would re-post some of the Wine-phabet in case you never had the opportunity to read it. I hope you enjoy it.

Dosage is the adding of sugar to Champagne to increase sweetness levels.

Here is a closer look at Dosage, you need to sing it to the tune of Eric Claptons “Cocaine”.

 

If the bubbles are dry and you gotta ask why; Dosage.

They fermented away, how do we make it stay; Dosage.

It’s not dry, It’s not dry, It’s not dry…Dosage!

 

They used to use beet just to make it sweet; Dosage

At 32 its a Demi-sec, I’m talking ’bout sugar content; Dosage.

It’s not dry, It’s not dry, It’s not dry…Dosage!

 

At 10 grams its a brut, a little less its extra-brut; Dosage.

If Blanc de Blanc won’t do, try the sweeter, Doux; Dosage.

It’s not dry, It’s not dry, It’s not dry…Dosage!

 

How come it’s not dry, when its extra dry; Dosage.

So what do I think? Brut, you should drink; Dosage.

It’s not dry, It’s not dry, It’s not dry…Dosage!

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