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Top 10 American Sparkling Wines

Bring on the Bubbles!

Gloria Ferrer 2008 Anniversary Cuvee displays lemon and pear flavors with hints of almond and brioche

The Best Sparkling Wines in the U.S.

Although most American wineries are not allowed by law to designate their sparkling wines as Champagne (there are a few exceptions), many of our bottles are just as good as equivalently priced offerings made in the French region called Champagne. This should come as no surprise, considering the number of California sparkling wineries founded by famous Champagne houses. Many of their offerings can be found on our list of Top 10 American Sparkling Wines. Enjoy them during the holidays, on festive occasions and throughout the year.

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