Technically speaking, champagne is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of northeastern France, from which it takes its name. But there are many fine champagne-like beverages produced in places like Northern California and Spain that are comparable in quality.
The primary grapes used in the production of champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier. In an effort to accommodate a wide range of budgets, we have assembled a list of ten gorgeous sparkling wines priced from $250 to $12. Often times ones champagnes preference is discretionary. For instance, I enjoy a fifty dollar bottle of Brut Reserve over the more expensive Taittinger, really it’s up to you and your tongue.
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