Champagne is king but look to other French regions for value
From the Jun 15, 2019, issue

Champagnes are among the sparkling-wine world's priciest bottlings, but values still exist. Versions marry a firm backbone of acidity with textural finesse and expressive flavors including citrus and white fruit, or red and black berries and cherries. For even greater affordability, look for lively, crisp sparklers from other parts of France, often available for $25 or less per bottle.

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