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Best American Sparkling Wines

While California leads the pack, other states make strides with their sparkling wines
Tim Fish
Posted: December 20, 2004

Grapes are grown and still wine is made in every state in the union these days, but sparkling wine-that's a different story. It poses notable challenges that range from the grapes themselves-the best are harvested for firm structure and full flavor, no mean feat given the hot growing seasons of many states-to the labor-intensive techniques necessary to produce the bubbles.

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