Champagne By French law, anything called Champagne must come from the Champagne region of France, and is normally made of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Crémant Crémant wines are also from France and are produced in the Loire, Burgundy, Alsace and the Jura. These wines are often more affordable than Champagne and they also have a more delicate flavor profile.
Cava Cava comes from Spain and is slightly dry. The New Year’s Eve tradition in Spain is to fill your glass with cava and have a dozen grapes ready. When the clock strikes midnight, toast and start popping grapes into your mouth for good luck in the new year.
Sparkling Wine In the U.S. most effervescent wines are called simply sparkling wine. American sparkling wines can be found all price points, be sure to explore any sparkling wine offered by your local vineyards.