Costco delivers yet again with this authentic (grand cru) Champagne at an unheard of price, the Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut.A … [Read more...]
The Best Sparkling Wine - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
Sparkling wine comes in many different varieties and forms - from red wines like Brachetto and Lambrusco - to all the different forms of rose and white sparkling wines - Spanish Cava; Italian Asti, Franciacorta and Prosecco; French Cremant and Champagne; and everything inbetween. The one thing all these varieties have in common is, of course, those delicious bubbles.
French Champagne is probably the most recognizable of the bunch but it's also the most expensive. Many other wines are made using the same method ("methode champenoise") and offer great value, they just carry a different name. Only wines made in Champagne, France can carry the Champagne name.
Sparkling wine is a tremendous pairing with salty and fatty foods like many of our favorite appetizers and even potato chips. There are also quite a wide range of sweetness levels in sparkling wine with names that are a bit confusing. The driest is called "Extra Brut", followed by "Brut" and then "Extra-Dry" (which is actually slightly sweet) and finally the sweetest level "Demi-Sec". With so many different styles and sweetness levels, not to mention all the different grape varieties used, sparkling wine offers a whole world to explore!
Keep reading for our picks of the best sparkling wine under $20!
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Crisp and refreshing, the Mas Fi Cava Brut is an easy sparkling wine to say yes to.40% Xarel-lo, 35% Macabeo and 25% Parellada … [Read more...]
Sauvignon Blanc like you've never had it before, the Villa Maria Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc.Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. … [Read more...]
Prosecco perfection?Prosecco sparkling wine from Veneto, Italy. The wine is fermented in stainless steel. Secondary fermentation … [Read more...]
Double Duty! This one makes a great pick for both Christmas and New Year's.Sparkling Rosé made from Pinot Noir in Alto Adige, Italy. … [Read more...]
Bubbly makes everything better, especially if it's the Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé. 100% Pinot Noir Rosé from Alsace, … [Read more...]