There’s a vast array of sparkling wines made outside of Champagne!
From Italy we see Moscato, Prosecco & Fraciacorta. Spain has its Cava. In France there’s Crémant de Bourgogne made from Pinot and Chardonnay, Anjou Mousseau & Crémant de Loire made from Chennin Blanc. In Germany, Sekt, the sparkling Riesling.
There are joint ventures between the great Champagne houses and wineries around the world from Australia to America. There are stunning wines made in Tasmania and more recently the UK using traditional Champagne making methods.
Unique to Australia there’s even Red Sparkling ‘Burgundy’!
Production methods, styles from super dry to sweet, fizz levels, and, maturation pre-release vary dramatically. Within Champagne alone there are wines for every course of the meal.
And … yes, Moscato is a cracking breakfast wine!
White, Pink, or Rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot, Riesling, Chenin Blanc or Shiraz there is something for everyone!