What’s in a Name?
Here are few terms to remember:
- Sparkling wine – This is the umbrella category for any wine with bubbles.
- Champagne – Champagne is a type of sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France. If the wine isn’t made in Champagne, it technically should be called sparkling wine.
- Cava – Though the word means cellar, it refers to sparkling wine from Spain.
- Spumante – Fully sparkling wines from Italy. Lightly fizzy Italian wines are called frizzante.
Here are some tips from Leslie for choosing:
For elegance and light to medium-body, look for wines from:Billecart-Salmon, Pommery, Lanson, Laurent-Perrier, and Moët & Chandon
For more fullness and richness, look for wines from:Pol Roger, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Bollinger, and Krug
Share here what your favorite Champagnes are to drink (and if you’re so bold- share what occasion you like to drink it with!)