Now that we have your attention, we’d like to redirect it to the criminally underappreciated sparkling wines of Germany. German winemakers are known for amazing Riesling and Spätburgunder (aka Pinot Noir), but did you know that sparkling wines are one of their specialties, as well?
Sparkling wine is made across the world, in a diverse array of styles. Each style expresses a special, local tradition. Part of that tradition, of course, is the local name used for sparkling wine.