With the holiday season upon us, your mind is probably fizzy, and not just from the stress. Sparkling wine has been a celebratory drink for generations, and it is especially synonymous with Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
But which one to get? A wall of sparkling wine can be overwhelming, especially to someone who only buys the stuff once a year.
Well, have no fear. I’m going to give you a basic overview of the different kinds of sparkling wine and provide examples of each type.
Mention sparkling wine, and Champagne is the first thing most people think of. In order to be called Champagne, a wine has to come from a specific region (in regulatory parlance, the Champagne “AOC”) in northern France, and must be made using a very specific method.