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5 Most Popular Luxury Sparkling Wines

Posted: 07/17/2012 3:11 pm

By Clare Goggin Sivits

2012-07-17-sparklingintro.jpgWhen you've got it, flaunt it! And there's no better way to flaunt it than with a fine bottle of bubbly.

Sparkling wine is still one of the best ways to celebrate. The word "congratulations" goes perfectly with the sound of a cork popping. So it should come as no surprise that this is one of the most popular wine categories in the People's Voice Wine Awards, which are hand-picked by average wine lovers, not critics.

After three weeks of voting, some interesting early front runners have pulled out to lead in the over 80 categories of wines. The luxury sparkling wine category, in particular, has an interesting group of leaders. Let's take a look at the top five luxury sparklers:

5. Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne
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It's no surprise that a vast majority of the top five come from the world's most famous sparkling wine region: Champagne, France. Number five on this list is no exception. Charles Heidsieck's Brüt is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Flavors of fresh fruit, including apples and even a hint of darker fruits, combine with a bit of bready yeast notes to create a beverage worth savoring.

Pairing Suggestion: Chickpea and Mint Crostini

Photo courtesy of daryl_mitchell via Flickr/CC
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