In the past year, Wine Spectator editors have blind-tasted nearly 400 new releases of sparkling wines. Our tasters reviewed bottlings from Champagne, Italy and California, but also versions from New Zealand, South Africa, Israel and more. As a whole, it’s a diverse group, reflecting different production methods, grape varieties and aging regimens. In this story, a concise guide to global bubblies, we explore and contrast some of the highlights.
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