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Top 10 Sparkling Wines 2009

All that sparkles isn't Champagne. While true Champagne can only come from a certain region of France, great sparkling wines are made around the world. Here we highlight ten quality products at $25 or less that you might find at your local wine retailer. We also feature top American sparkling wines and, of course, Champagne from the French appellation.

Top 10 Sparkling Wines
Winemaker Bottle to Buy/Price

Louis Bouillot Rosé Perle d’AurorePoema N.V. Cava Brut
Ca’ Montini N.V. Prosecco Royal Cuvée

Clover Hill 2004 Brut; $31
Louis Bouillot Rosé Perle d’Aurore; $20
Francois Baur Cremant d’Alsace Brut Réserve; $23
Charles Lafitte Brut Prestige; $9
Poema N.V. Cava Brut; $12
Ca'Montini N.V. Prosecco Royal Cuvée; $19
Ambeloui 2004 Alex; $23
Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut; $35
Chandon Australia NV Sparkling Red, Pinot Noir/Shiraz ; $25
Chapel Down 2002 Pinot Reserve ; $45