Sparkling wines range from some of the least expensive to some of the most expensive wines in the world. In our narrow view, sparkling wine can be broken down into two camps- those from Champagne and those not. Those which aren’t from Champagne can be interesting but are mostly meant to serve as the most refreshing and inexpensive way to start your night or to cure your hangover the next morning.
Today, there are producers outside of Champagne who are using the same method of making the wine but simply aren’t in the geographical zone of Champagne. The best versions of these can provide great value and should always be a bit less expensive.