10 Delicious Sparkling Wines & Champagne You Need to Try


champagneThere are so many delicious sparkling wines outside of champagne. Sparkling wine is often associated with celebrating but can truly always be appreciated and enjoyed. In honor of National Bubbly month and just in time for the summer, below is a round-up of ten of my fellow contributors’ favorite and delicious sparkling wines and champagne. Because who really needs a reason? Arranged by region and varying in price point, see below for a sampling of the best bubbles for 2021.

1. J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut NV

Region: Russian River Valley

Flavors: Citrus, pear, and almonds

Pairs Well With: Shellfish and goat cheese

2. Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut

Region: Russian River Valley

Flavors: Red apple, orange, and hazelnut

Pairs Well With: Pasta and Pommes Frites

3. Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Fattoria Moretto – NV

Region: Emilia Romagna, Italy

Flavors: Dark berries and herbs

Pairs Well With: Gruyere, Manchego, and blue cheese

4. Cava Bertha Brut Nature Reserva

Region: Sant Sadurni d’Anoia Spain

Flavors: Yeast and fresh fruit

Pairs Well With: Starters, fish, and white meat

5. Sumarroca Brut Nature Gran Reserva Cava

Region: Côte Méditerranéenne Spain

Flavors: Pastries and fresh fruit

Pairs Well With: Shellfish and cured meat

6. Bohigas Brut Reserva Cava

Region: Barcelona Spain

Flavors: White fruit, white flowers, cinnamon, and biscuits

Pairs Well With: Fish, rice, and dried fruit

7. Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico

Region: Valdobbiadene – the Venetian region of Italy

Flavors: Creamy and tart, with pear and pineapple

Pairs Well With: Delicate dishes and hors d’oeuvres, lo mein, fish and chips

8. Champagne Aubry Brut

Region: Champagne France

Flavors: Fruity notes of white peach and raspberry

Pairs Well With: Seafood

9. Champagne Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve

Region: Champagne France

Flavors: Floral bouquets

Pairs Well With: Perfect as an aperitif and pairs well with a wide variety

10. Underwood Rose Bubbles

Region: Oregon

Flavors: Pink grapefruit, watermelon, and strawberry

Pairs Well With: Fried and spicy dishes

What’s your favorite?


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