It's hard to beat a great tête de cuvée from a prestigious Champagne house for quality. It's also tough to afford one, at usually $50 or more per bottle. Fortunately, there are many high quality sparkling wines made in France, California, Spain and elsewhere that provide plenty of flavor and the required fizz at a fraction of the price.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 2002.
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