A List of the Well-known Sparkling Wine Brands

Tastessence Staff Nov 7, 2018
Sparkling wine has long been a firm favorite of wine connoisseurs. Here's a list of some well-known brands from all around the world. Check 'em out!
Wine lovers all around the world might be well-aware of the many brands that are considered to be the best of the lot. Sparkling wine is differentiated from the others due to the large amount of carbon dioxide that is present in the it, thus making it fizzy and bubbly.
The method of infusing this carbon dioxide inside the wine is something that can be achieved either by injecting it with carbon dioxide at some stage in the fermentation process, or by letting the carbon dioxide occur naturally during the fermentation. There are a few sparkling red wines that you can find from place to place but most of them are white wines.
The process of adding the bubbles and the fizz to the wine is something that happens in two stages. The first stage of fermentation follows the normal path and process of wine making, but then it is fermented a second time in order to add the bubbles.
This second fermentation is carried out in the bottle itself, or in a specially designed tank for this purpose. The traditional method of creating sparkling wine is known as M├ęthode Champenoise, and this is carried out in the bottle itself.
When a special tank is used for second fermentation, the method is known as Charmat, which is the Italian method of producing sparkling wine. Now, let us take a look at some of the popular brands of sparkling wines.

Famous Brands of Sparkling Wine

There are many types of sparkling wines that are created around the world, and the taste will differ based on the grapes that are used, and the process of fermentation that is adopted. Each country and region has its own distinct way of fermentation, and this is what lends each one its own unique taste.
Champagne is widely considered the best in the world, and this is created in Champagne, the wine region of France. Here are some more popular brands that are worth trying out.
A
  • Andre
  • Argyle
  • Ariel
  • Armand de Brignac
B
  • Bacchus
  • Ballatore
  • Banfi
  • Baron Herzog
  • Barossa Valley
  • Beringer
  • Blanquette de Limoux AOC
  • Bolla
  • Bollinger
C
  • Ca' del Bosco
  • Cardinale
  • Cascade
  • Cava
  • Cavit
  • Charles Heidsieck
  • Clairette de Die AOC
  • Codorniu
  • Columbia
  • Concha y Toro
  • Cook's
  • Coppo
  • Cremant de Bordeaux
  • Cremant de Loire
  • Cristalino
D
  • Deutz
  • Dom Perignon
  • Domaine Ste Michelle
E
  • Espumante
  • Espumosos
F
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Freixenet
G
  • Gloria Ferrer
  • Godiva
  • Greg Norman
H
  • Highfield
  • Hill of Content
I
  • Inniskillin
  • Iron Horse
J
  • Jacob's Creek
  • Joseph Drouhin
L
  • Lanson
  • Laurent Perrier
  • Le Creuset
  • Leasingham
  • Lindemans
  • Louis Roederer
M
  • Marcal
  • Martin Pouret
  • Michele Chiralo
  • Moet & Chandon
  • Mrs. Beasley's
  • Mumm Cuvee Napa
N
  • Nino Franco
O
  • Oregon
P
  • Paringa
  • Paul Cheneau
  • Perrier Jouet
  • Piper Sonoma
  • Pommery
  • Pompadour
  • ProFlowers
R
  • Riedel
  • Riesling
  • Robert Mondavi
  • Roederer Estate
S
  • Saint Hilarie
  • Santa Margherita
  • Saumur Mousseux AOC
  • Scharffenberger
  • Schramsberg
  • Segura Viudas
  • Sekt
  • Sparkle
  • Sparr
  • Stella
T
  • Taittinger
  • Teal Lake Cellars
  • TRUE
  • Tott's
V
  • Valentin Bianchi
  • Verdi
  • Veuve Clicquot
  • Vouvray AOC
  • VQPRD
W
  • Weisser Burgunder
  • Wolf
Y
  • Yellow Tail
Z
  • Zardetto
All these are made by different companies from around the world, and different countries have their own best sellers. For example the most well-known Italian brands are Franciacorta, Asti (a sweet sparkling wine), Prosecco, Lambrusco and the Trento DOC.
The sweetness of all these differ from each other, and this is again something that is heavily dependent on the nature and length of fermentation, and the nature of the ingredients that have been used.