The market for Champagne in the United States has never been more exciting. Consumer demand is at an all-time high, and the region’s producers are answering the frenzy with both quality and innovation. The past decade has seen a largely outstanding string of growing seasons on which Champagne’s winemakers based their vintage-dated and non-vintage bottlings, and many producers are also showcasing new offerings beyond their established labels, as a way to explore specific terroirs and the intricacies of Champagne’s complex production process.
Read Wine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus' tasting report on the sparkling wines of Champagne, including good values and top bottlings from Krug, Cristal, Dom Pérignon, Pol Roger, Bollinger and more.
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