In recent years, the sale of Prosecco has increased exponentially making it a close competitor with Champagne. Prosecco is a dry Italian bubbly that is light and fruity often tasting of pear, green apple and citrus. In contrast, Prosecco undergoes the secondary bubble producing fermentation stage without much aging and is therefore best consumed within a year of being bottled.
Average Price: $12.00 – $18.00 per bottle
Cremant translates to creamy in english so expect nothing short of a soft velvety sparkle. Cremant is made only in 7 regions of France and must age for at least 9 months before being bottled and sold. It is made from white or rose wine and because different grape varieties are used in the various regions, Crémant has a different character in each area.
Average Price: $19.00 – $23.00 per bottle
Cava is made the same way that Champagne is produced, but with different grapes making it less acidic. Three Spanish grapes create a balanced fruity sparkling wine that’s less sweet than Prosecco. The spectrum of aromas and flavours in Cava are unique and full of Mediterranean scents and flavors.
Average Price: $11.00 – $15.00 per bottle
Sekt is the German name for sparkling wine. The annual per capita consumption of sparkling wine in Germany is the highest in the world – that’s saying something! Sekt is made from every grape imaginable but what the Riesling variety brings to the table makes it unlike any other sparkling wine you’ve ever had.
Average Price: $13.00 – $15.00 per bottle
Moscato has historically been a dessert wine and has become incredibly popular for drinking on its own because it’s sweet, low in alcohol and incredibly easy to drink. Moscato is also eaten regularly as a table grape and used for making raisins. Moscato has a slight fizz and flavors of nectarine, peach and orange.
Average Price: $10.00 – $13.00 per bottle