While much of the best sparkling produced around the world does come from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, there are other grapes that are used to create compelling sparkling wines. Just think about it, every wine producing region makes some form of sparkling wine and some of the regions are just not well suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Thus sparkling Grüner Veltliner from Austria is a welcome addition to our pantheon of sparklers.
Try something new this year and think outside the box by adding one of these great sparklers to your celebrations. You might be surprised by how good these wines are and what great values they can be!
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