Everything You Need to Know About Sparkling Wine

Food & Wine’s comprehensive guide to Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and everything in between. Champagne With flavors shading from citrus fruit to ripe pear, this elegant wine—against which all other sparkling wines are judged—comes only from the French region of the same name. It’s made with varying percentages of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Prosecco Fruitier and simpler than Champagne, this peachy northern Italian sparkler (made mainly rom the Glera grape) offsets what it lacks in complexity with cheery, all-purpose approachability. Cava The classic sparkling wine of Spain is made…

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