Wine: Producers create their own sparkle

There’s a whole world of top-class sparkling wines that come with a lower price tag than Champagne

25th July, 2021
Wine: Producers create their own sparkle
In terms of popularity, Prosecco outstrips Champagne as the world’s favourite sparkling wine. Picture: Getty

Champagne has a long and stylish history. It’s associated with kings and queens, nobility and prosperity, status and repute. It’s also undoubtedly seen as the godfather of all sparkling wines.

Step outside all that, however, and there’s a whole other world to explore – where non-Champagne producers use Champagne grapes and methods to create sparkling wines of their own.

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