Not just for special occasions, delicious sparkling wine can be enjoyed any time. Sparkling wines are extremely food friendly. Pair them with chicken, seafood, a light salad, dessert or drink it on its own. When you think of sparkling wine your mind may jump to Champagne. Although Champagne may be the most well known, this wine is exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France. Still, there are many delicious sparkling wines produced in other countries.
What is Sparkling Wine?
Sparkling wine is essentially regular wine but with high levels of carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is responsible for the bubbles: it either forms naturally through fermentation within a bottle or tank, or it can be injected into the wine manually. Most sparkling wines are white or rosé, but there are some examples where red wine has been used. The most common grapes used in the production of sparkling wine are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier.
Styles of Sparkling Wines
There are several different styles of sparkling wine. The most popular type is “brut,” which is a dry style that is very food-friendly. On the opposite end of the spectrum is “demi-sec,” a much sweeter version. Expect flavours of strawberry, apple, pear, nuts and vanilla with fresh aromas of apple, pear and baked bread.
Buy Sparkling Wine in Canada
You can find a good selection of sparkling wine for sale online with My Wine Canada. We are proud of our offerings and have available for sale some of the finest sparkling wine in Canada. Order your sparkling wine online with My Wine Canada today.
- The Lakeview Wine Co., Niagara Peninsula$15.95
- Konzelmann Estate Winery, Niagara Peninsula$17.95
- Casa-Dea Estates Winery, Prince Edward County$19.95
- Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, Lake Erie North Shore$20.15