American Sparkling Wines Surge
Quality is on the rise, with California in the lead
Issue: December 31, 2006
For decades, American winemakers have been saying that they were on the verge of producing world-class sparkling wine. Certainly, individual wines and producers have lived up to that claim over the years, and while Champagne remains safely in a class by itself, the latest releases of domestic sparkling wines offer some of the best quality to date.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 11, 2007.