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Champagne

France

Produced at the far extreme of viticultural circumstances, where grapes struggle to ripen.

Crémant

France

Sparkling wine with lower carbon dioxide pressure in order to give a creamy rather than fizzy mouth-feel.

Cava

Spain

Produced mainly in the Penedés region in Catalonia.

Espumante

Portugal

Produced all throughout Portugal from northern wet region of Vinho Verde down to southern region of the Alentejo, known for extreme temperatures and climate.

Franciacorta

Lombardy, Italy

From the Province of Brescia. Awarded DOCG status in 1967.

Asti

Piedmont, Italy

Produced throughout the southeastern Piedmont, particularly around the towns of Asti and Alba.
Awarded DOCG in 1993.

Lambrusco

Emilia, Italy

Made principally from a red wine grape originating from four zones in Emilia-Romagna and one in Lombardy.
Highly valued for its productivity and high yields.

Prosecco

Veneto, Italy

Produced mainly from Glera grapes.
Traditional varieties are a maximum of 15 per cent of the total: Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Nero.

Sekt

Germany

Mainly produced by the Charmat method and made partially from imported wines from Italy, Spain, and France.

Pezsgö

Hungary

Mainly produced by the charmat and transvasée methods with a small amount by the traditional, champagneois method.

Sovetskoye Shampanskoye

Soviet Union

A mainly sweet sparkling wine produced in several countries formerly part of the Soviet Union, including Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.

Romanian Sparkling Wine

Romania

Mainly produced in Panciu with traditional methods of fermenting white and rose sparkling wines in passively-cooled above-ground cellars.

English Sparkling Wine

United Kingdom

The most commonly planted grapes in English vineyards are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

American Sparkling Wine

United States of America

Produced by both the méthode champenoise and the charmat method.

Canadian Sparkling Wine

Canada

Main producers found in Southern Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, where growing conditions mimic that of Champagne, Provence, and Languedoc of France.

Australian Sparkling Wine

Australia

The main wine region in Australia is Tasmania with both the traditional grape varieties and method of secondary fermentation.

Chilean Sparkling Wine

Chile

Valdivieso produce 60 per cent of sparkling wine in Chile, 20% per cent produced with high quality Champagne method method from Pinot and Chardonnay.

South African Sparkling Wine

South Africa

Mainly produced by the traditional Champagne method.
Traditional grapes are Sauvignon blanc and Chenin.