And tasty too! A solid sparkler, the Mumm Napa Brut Prestige. 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris … [Read more...]
The Best Sparkling Wine - The 2021 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 sparklers - Spanish Cava; Italian Asti, Franciacorta and Prosecco; French Cremant and Champagne; and everything in-between. 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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Absolutely delicious sparkling wine, the Breathless Blanc de Noirs. 93% Pinot Noir and 7% Pinot Meunier sparkling wine from Sonoma … [Read more...]
Sam's Club delivers a nicely priced sparkler, the Member's Mark Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOGC. Prosecco made from 85% Glera and 15% … [Read more...]
Crisp, bubbly and lip-smackingly good, the SR262 Sparkling Rosé. A sparkling rosé made from 100% Syrah from the Buckshot vineyard in … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy Bubbles! The Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava. 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada and 15% Xarel-lo from Spain. This sparkling wine is … [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...]