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Beyond the Bubbles For extra flair, consider edible hibiscus flower like the one pictured on the cover. This flower came in a jar of wild hibiscus soaking in syrup from Epicurean's Pantry, 1333 N Santa Fe Ave. in Edmond. Dried hibiscus can be found at many local grocery stores. Dried flowers can be soaked in water to rehydrate then stored in simple syrup. To make simple syrup add one cup of sugar to one cup of water and boil.
Bubbly Terms Aging and the amount of sugar added to sparkling wine after the second fermentation dictates the level of sweetness. Here are the terms you'll see on bottles and what they mean: Brut Natural or Brut Zero: less than 3 grams of sugar per liter. Extra Brut: Less than 6 grams of sugar per liter. Brut: Less than 15 grams of sugar per liter. Extra Sec or Extra Dry: 12 to 20 grams of sugar per liter. Sec: 17 to 35 grams of sugar per liter. Demi-sec: 33 to 50 grams of sugar per liter. Doux: More than 50 grams of sugar per liter. Prestige cuvee: A proprietary blended wine considered to be the top of a producer's range. Blanc de noirs: Meaning white of blacks, this is a white wine produced entirely from black grapes. Blanc de blancs: Meaning white of whites, this indicates the wine is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. Rose Champagne: Pink champagne, which is made either by allowing black grape skins to soak in the wine and/or blending in a small amount of red wine. Source: The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia