America’s Sparkling Success

Domestic vintners up the ante and hone their winemaking and grapegrowing techniques
Tim Fish
Issue: December 31, 2010

It has been a buyer's market this year for sparkling wine, with many producers offering discounts to thin out a surplus from two years of erratic sales. Even Champagne has felt the pinch. Despite the rough economic waters, California and Oregon sparkling houses continue to raise the bar on quality on domestic sparkling wines while maintaining some of the best value in the market. Wine Spectator associate editor Tim Fish explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 7, 2010.

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