We live in a truly effervescent world and my pick of 25 sparkling wines from around the globe proves it – and not one of them is from Champagne. They show that compelling bubbles can be made outside the world’s foremost fizz region.
My aim in selecting these wines was simple: to provide inspiration for joyful bubbles that are just a little off the beaten track.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and score for 25 sparkling wines from around the globe
I also wanted a global span and to include a few wines that stray from the usual grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, even though these stalwarts show their mettle in numerous spots here and score highly – above all, Chardonnay.