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pétiller/pétillant

French term (also créper/crépitant) for the pearling of a sparkling wine or wine in a glass. The term vin pétillant is used to describe a sparkling wine or a sparkling wine (opposite to mousseux = sparkling wine); in Italian it corresponds to frizzante. In contrast, the foaming of a sparkling wine (sparkling wine) is called moussing (French mousser). See also pearlability and silver spoon.

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