About Other Sparkling

About Other Sparkling
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.

Top Picks for Other Sparkling

City Winery 2018 Methode Champenoise North Fork Of Long Island
93 points
This is a wine that over delivers with complex aromas; find yourself in a field full of sunflowers.
Awards: 2023 Americana Cup - Best Sparkling Wine
Damiani Wine Cellars 2013 Brut Méthode Champenoise Finger Lakes
93 points
A toasty, robust Champagne-like bubbly for fans of Krug.
93 points $42.99
Frog’s Tooth 2018 Pink Diamonds Sparkling Rose Sierra Foothills
92 points
A textured, earthy old world style wine for Champagne fans.
Clovis Point 2016 Sparkling Brut Cabernet Franc
91 points
A high quality example of a domestic sparkling wine.
Buttonwood Grove Winery 2019 Bubbly Riesling
91 points
Best Buy
A fruity, easy-to-love sparkler; fun and fresh.
91 points $17 Best Buy
Winery of Ellicottville NV Bubbly Riesling
91 points
Best Buy
An absolute delight of a sparkling Riesling; this is a welcoming and sophisticated wine that can pair with just about any cuisine or occasion.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Martini & Rossi NV Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé
90 points
Best Buy
A soft and easy drinking sparkling Rose with dark red fruit nuances.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Sidewood NV Sparkling Rosé Adelaide Hills
90 points
A light, fresh, fruity and buoyant sparkler with a dry sensibility.
Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling Adelaide Hills
89 points
A bright and zesty sparkler that will excel as a aperitif.
Barefoot Bubbly NV Peach California
88 points
Best Buy
A vibrant and delicious peach flavored bubbly that is sure to please.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy