Sparkling Wines

Sparkling Wines

Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wines have a unique identity among the various wine categories. As their name suggests, they’re carbonated, which creates an interesting, compelling texture and combination of flavors – as well as a familiar and cheerful “pop” when a bottle of Champagne is uncorked. There are many stories about how sparkling wine came to be, but the most important thing to know is that there are two main production methods – the Champagne method and the Charmat-Martinotti method, also known as Metodo Italiano.

Sparkling wines are incredibly popular today, being a staple purchase for many different social events and special occasions. In particular, you can expect most holidays to feature at least one bottle of these playful blends, and they’re often one of the first alcoholic beverages a person tries in their life. As such, they are a potent catalyst for creating long-lasting positive memories as early as one’s teenage years, and an easy way to develop a taste in fine wine from a young age. The flavor of a great sparkling wine is so lush, refreshing, and smooth; it goes down like soda water while tasting infinitely sweeter. Champagne bottles get emptied in record time as every guest indulges in a healthy dose, unable to stop before they run out. The fizzy texture massages and arouses your tastebuds in a way not many luxurious drinks can offer, bringing to mind foamy waves of azure sea water, or intense rapids.

If you’ve ever wondered what true love tastes like, sparkling wines offer a pretty good idea of what to expect. You can pick from a variety of flavors, each offering a different blend of dryness and sweetness. We highly recommend Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco if you’re looking to dip your tongue in the finest sparklers on the market. Pair them with marinated, roasted chicken, or a similar dish and experience a heavenly pleasure.
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  1. 1989 Krug Collection
    1989 Krug Collection
    96
    JG
    (Krug Collection Brut) The 1989 Krug Collection is absolutely brilliant Champagne and one of the best bottles of wine I have had the pleasure to taste this year. The totally &agrav..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,535.00
  2. 1990 Louis Roederer Cristal
    1990 Louis Roederer Cristal
    99
    DEC
    Unusually, the 1990 vintage produced grapes with high sugars and high acidity, which has led to this legendary Cristal which is so ripe, rich, limpid, and dazzlingly delicious on t..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $12,540.00
  3. 1990 moet chandon dom perignon Champagne
    1990 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon
    99
    JS
    This is really incredible with orange peel, dried pineapple and flan. Exotic. Full body, round and savory. Crazy character at the finish of cooked pineapple and tart tartine. Gorge..." Learn More
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    As low as $599.00
  4. 1996 moet chandon dom perignon Champagne
    1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon
    98
    RP
    The brilliant 1996 Dom Perignon, which has largely disappeared from the marketplace, may be the finest young example of DP I have ever tasted. Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, ..." Learn More
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    As low as $479.00
  5. 2002 bollinger r.d. Champagne
    2002 Bollinger R.D.
    99
    JS
    It's striking that is as fresh as it is given the ten years in the cellars. It has a fine citrus nose with plenty of lemons, grapefruit and yellow chalky notes, not to mention some..." Learn More
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    As low as $255.00
  6. 2004 krug Champagne
    2004 Krug
    97+
    VM
    Krug's 2004 Vintage is absolutely mesmerizing. Layers of bright, chiseled fruit open up effortlessly as the wine fleshes out with time in the glass. Persistent and beautifully focu..." Learn More
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    As low as $315.00
  7. 2004 veuve clicquot la grande dame Champagne
    2004 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
    94
    DEC
    (Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame, Champagne, France, White) Subtle gold presages latent power, alchemy at work. Here we meet La Grande Dame at her most elegant, the wine’s arc..." Learn More
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    As low as $240.00
  8. 2005 taittinger comtes de champagne rose Champagne (Rose)
    2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose
    95+
    JG
    (Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Rosé (Reims)) The 2005 Comtes de Champagne Brut Rosé from Champagne Taittinger is a blend of seventy percent pinot noir and thirt..." Learn More
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    As low as $535.00
  9. 2006 piper-heidsieck cuvee rare Champagne
    2006 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Rare
    98
    DEC
    It's a pale, glowing lemon yellow... The palate has dramatic intensity and drive, delivering a wealth of chalky lemon; its athleticism and vigour almost come as a surprise after th..." Learn More
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    As low as $149.00
  10. 2006 taittinger comtes de champagne rose Champagne (Rose)
    2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose
    96
    JG
    (Taittinger “Comtes de Champagne” Rosé Brut Millésime (Reims)) It has been four years since I last opened a bottle of the 2006 Taittinger “Comtes de..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $269.00
  11. 2007 billecart salmon cuvee louis blanc de blancs brut Champagne
    2007 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Louis Blanc de Blancs Brut
    95+
    RP
    Disgorged in October 2018 with seven grams per liter dosage, the 2007 Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Louis Salmon derives from the villages of Cramant, Chouilly and Mesnil-sur-O..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  12. 2007 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut
    2007 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut
    95
    WE
    Definitely dry, this impressively crisp wine is tightly textured, mineral in character and with great fruit. Its acidity and taut tangy character are part of a sophisticated wine t..." Learn More
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    As low as $179.00
  13. 2007 gosset celebris extra brut rose Champagne (Rose)
    2007 Gosset Celebris Extra Brut Rose
    96
    JG
    The 2007 Gosset Cuvée Celebris Rosé is equally magical. The cépages is fifty-nine percent Chardonnay and forty-one percent Pinot Noir, with seven percent of th..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  14. 2007 louis roederer cristal Champagne
    2007 Louis Roederer Cristal
    97+
    VM
    Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 take..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $2,499.00
  15. 2008 billecart salmon elisabeth salmon brut rose Champagne (Rose)
    2008 Billecart Salmon Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rose
    98
    DEC
    (Billecart-Salmon, Elisabeth Salmon Rosé, Champagne, France, Rosé) A superb vintage of this renowned prestige cuvée, this is made from a base of 55% Pinot Noir..." Learn More
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    As low as $209.99
  16. 2008 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut
    2008 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut
    97
    DEC
    A blend of 65% Pinot Noir consisting of Premier and Grand Crus from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallee de la Marne and 35% Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs. Significantly, thi..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $189.00
  17. 2008 delamotte blanc de blancs Champagne
    2008 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs
    95
    RP
    The finest young wine I've encountered from Delamotte, the 2008 Blanc de Blancs unfurls in the glass with an expressive bouquet of freshly baked bread, lemon oil, green apple, oyst..." Learn More
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    As low as $160.00
  18. 2008 deutz champagne cuvee william deutz brut millesime Champagne
    2008 Deutz Champagne Cuvee William Deutz Brut Millesime
    97
    JS
    This is incredibly long and beautiful. It’s full-bodied, but comes across with so much finesse and complexity. It goes on for minutes. Compressed with very fine phenolics. On..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  19. 2008 edouard brun & cie vintage brut premier cru champagne Champagne
    2008 Edouard Brun & Cie Vintage Brut Premier Cru Champagne
    93
    RP
    Disgorged in June 2017 with a dosage of six grams per liter, the 2008 Brut Premier Cru Vintage is an assemblage of 50% Grand Cru Chardonnay fermented in cuves and 50% Premier Cru P..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $49.99
  20. 2008 henriot brut millesime Champagne
    2008 Henriot Brut Millesime
    96
    DEC
    An undramatic, cloud-filled season came right in a late harvest in October. A textbook cool vintage of great ageing potential. The perfect 50/50 balance of mineral-stamped Chardonn..." Learn More
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    As low as $79.95
  21. 2008 paul bara champagne marie de france Champagne
    2008 Paul Bara Champagne Marie de France
    95
    VM
    Bara's 2008 Brut Millesime Comtesse Marie de France offers a striking interplay of rich Pinot fruit with the natural tension of the year. Bright floral and mineral accents drive th..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  22. 2008 pierre moncuit cuvee extra brut millesime champagne Champagne
    2008 Pierre Moncuit Cuvee Extra Brut Millesime Champagne
    94
    VM
    Moncuit's Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millesimé shows a different facet of its personality in this version, with lower dosage vis-à-vis the Brut version. Her..." Learn More
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    As low as $51.95
  23. 2008 piper-heidsieck cuvee rare Champagne
    2008 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Rare
    97
    WS
    Like a stallion out of the gate, this shows an initial explosion of power, in the form of mouthwatering flavors and fine texture, before quickly settling into an elegant gait. The ..." Learn More
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    As low as $179.00
  24. 2008 piper-heidsieck cuvee rare rose Champagne (Rose)
    2008 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Rare Rose
    98+
    JD
    The 2008 Champagne Rare Rosé is straight-up sensational. Only the second time they’ve produced this cuvée, it offers a deep, full-bodied, powerful yet chiseled ..." Learn More
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    As low as $445.00
  25. 2008 saint-chamant cuvee de chardonnay blanc de blancs brut Champagne
    2008 Saint-Chamant Cuvee de Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Brut
    95+
    RP
    The recently released 2008 Brut Cuvée de Chardonnay from Saint-Chamant is a brilliant young wine, though it's unsurprisingly more reserved out of the gates than its 2006 pre..." Learn More
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    As low as $85.00
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