Sparkling Wines – Serving And Food Pairing Guide – Part 1

In the world of wines, nothing screams celebration like bubbles. The fizzy sensation of sparkling wines is what makes them popular. And for many sparkling wine or Champagne is inevitable part of family gatherings, holidays and other special occasions. But how serve the sparkling wines? How do I store sparkling wine? Which food goes best with sparkling wines? Read on if you want to get answers to these questions.

Not all sparkling wines are of the same quality nor deliver that well-known sensation. The best is the champagne produced in the French region, the Champagne. But this one comes with a costly price tag. Other sparkling wines produced from other world-known wine region are as fantastic as the famous Champagne, and come at down-to-earth prices. So, if Champagne does not really suit your budget, you can get any other imported sparkling wine and will not be judged. You can get imported sparkling wine for as low as $15 and as high as $250-plus. As is with any wine type, the higher the price of imported sparkling wine, the better the quality. It is up to you to decide just how much you are willing to spend on a bottle of bubbly. We have singled out the three more popular ones.

Imported Sparkling Wine

Santa Margherita Prosecco – This imported sparkling wine comes from Italy’s one of the more popular wine regions – the Valdobbaidene, Veneto. Years of wine making experience makes Santa Margherita one of world-known wine brands. Founded in 1935, Santa Margherita produces some of the best sparkling wines. The Santa Margherita Prosecco is a very delicate imported sparkling wine. Aromas of apple and peach are enhanced with lemon and lychee making this imported sparkling wine crisp, refreshing and festive. Balanced acidity and dry features of this full-bodied imported sparkling wine make it ideal addition to seafood dishes, raw vegetables, cheeses, salads and light desserts.

Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial – Moet & Chandon, one of the most popular and largest producer of sparkling wines is definitely a must at parties and special celebrations. Now who does not want a champagne from the wine maker responsible for supplying sparkling wine to the queen of England, Elizabeth II. What makes Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial perfect is the balanced combination of the three grape varieties – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The golden yellow colour with green hues, the energetic flavours of citrus fruits, green apple, p-ears, peaches and nuts, are the reasons this is one of top-sold imported sparkling wine. You can either serve it with desserts or pair it with fish and white meats dishes, seafood and sushi.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2004 – The synonym for imported sparkling wine, Veuve Clicquot is a world acclaimed French sparkling wines producer. This imported sparkling wine is made of two grape varieties – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which are perfectly balanced with divine mixture of apricots and peaches. Rich and elegantly creamy texture makes this imported sparkling wine ideal when paired fried foods, seafood, fish, white meats, cheeses, vegetables and light desserts.

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