From Asti Spumanti To Dom Perignon, Sparkling Wines Have Become The New Years Tradition

Nothing says New Year’s Eve like Champagne. Since the discovery of Méthode Champenoise or the Champagne method, it’s grown to become the premier sparkling wine. The first thing you should know about Champagne is that the wine, by definition, must be made in the Champagne region of France. That means many favorite brands like Moët, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Perignon are all produced in the same area.

Sparkling wines are also produced throughout the globe, but cannot be called Champagne. The most common of these purchased in the United States is Prosecco, made in Italy, Cava made in Spain, and a variety of sparkling wines made in a number of states. 

Unlike wine, sparkling wine is classified by its sugar levels, ranging from Brut (bone dry), Demi-sec (half-dry), Extra Dry (fruity) to Doux (sweet).

With this classification in mind, let’s dive into a flute of the most popular of these celebratory and decadent sparkling wines.

France – Champagne

Mailly Grand Cru Extra Brut Millesime, 2012

Extra Brut with green apple & biscuit notes

Dom Perignon, 2010

Brut With Citrus & Berry Notes

Laurent Perrier Rosé 

Dry with red fruit & floral notes

Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec Champagne 

Demi-Sec with peach & vanilla note

GH Mumm Grand Cordon Brut NV

Brut with toast & dried fruit notes

Piper Heidsieck Extra Dry 

Demi-Sec with citrus & biscuit notes

Champagne Coligny Pere & Fils Brut Rosé NV 

Demi-Sec with peach & vanilla  notes

Champagne Atair Etoile Or 

Dry with blackberry & strawberry notes

Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut 

Brut with dry pineapple & biscuit notes

France – Sparkling Wine

St Reine Blanc De Blancs Brut Sparkling 

Brut with notes of cream & apple

  Italy – Prosecco

Rebuli Prosecco 

Dry with fruity, pear & lemon notes

Mionetto Prosecco Rosé 

Extra Dry with clean & fruity notes

Stella Rosa Imperiale Rosso LUX 

Doux with berry & cherry notes

La Marca Prosecco 

Brut with apple & floral notes

ReLusso Rosso Frizzante 

Doux with red berry notes

Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante

Crafted from 100% handpicked Moscato Bianco grapes grown in northern

  Spain – Cava

Segura Viudas Brut Heredad Reserva 

Brut with brioche, lemon & smoke notes

Conde De Caralt Brut NV Cava 

Brut with green apple & citrus notes

Freixenet Ice Cuvee 

Demi-Sec with pear, peach & apple notes

Berberana Gran Tradicion Semi Seco Cava 

Demi-Sec with citrus & fruity notes

  United States – Sparkling Wine

Schramsberg Blanc De Blancs Vintage 

Brut with green apple, pear & citrus notes

William Heritage Estate Blanc de Blanc 

Brut with green pear, quince & caramel notes

Great Western Extra Dry 

Brut with citrus, apple & pear notes

Andre Extra Dry 

Extra Brut with fruity & sweet notes

  Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Alternatives

St Regis

Crisp and toasty with tree fruit nuances.


More fruity than dry, this “extreme brut” is filled with soft peach and
nutty flavors.

St Regis

A well-balanced and structured sparkling wine marked by intense fruit
notes, including nutmeg and delicate white flowers.

Freixenet Legero Sparkling Rosé

Made using Moscatell grape variety, by Freixenet winery located in the
Region of Penedès, in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Barcelona).