As the holiday season approaches, many people are looking for the perfect wines to celebrate with their loved ones. Sparkling wine is always a popular choice for special occasions, and this year, there are more amazing options than ever before.
The Wine Pleasures 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World 2024 list has just been released, and it features a stunning array of wines from around the globe. From the traditional méthode champenoise to the charmat method and ancestral style, there’s something for every taste and budget.
Top 10 Gold Medal Winners
The 10 highest-rated wines on the list all received a score of 95 points or higher. These wines are truly exceptional, and they are sure to impress your guests.
- Cava Reserva Brut Adernats, Spain
- Alta Langa DOCG Vigna Gatinara Riserva Blanc de Noir Pas Dosè – Brut Nature, Fontanafredda, Italy
- Reserva Brut Nature Etiqueta Dorada, Jane Santacana, Spain
- Alta Langa DOCG Blanc de Noir, Casa E. Di Mirafiore, Italy
- Vega Medien Brut Rosé Ecologico, Cavas Marevia, Spain
- Grande Cuvée de Purcari White Extra Brut, Château Purcari, Moldova
- Cuvée Lunae Millesimato 2019, Cantine Lunae, Italy
- Brut Rosé, Angels & Cowboys, United States
- Rosa Bruna, Cecchetto Giorgio, Italy
Other Notable Winners
In addition to the gold medals, there are also a number of silver medal winners on the list. These wines are all high-quality, and they offer great value for money.
- Ancestral: Žlahtina Ancestrale, OPG Kuća vina Ivan Katunar, Croatia (91 points)
- Charmat Method: Ribolla Gialla Brut, Cormòns, Italy (90 points)
- Traditional Method: Cuvée de Purcari White Brut 2021, Château Purcari, Moldova (94 points)
- Traditional Method: Espumante QM Alvarinho Super Reserva, Quintas De Melgaço, Portugal (94 points)
Where to Find the Best Sparkling Wines
With so many great sparkling wines to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few tips:
- Visit your local wine store and ask for recommendations.
- Attend a wine tasting event to try different sparkling wines.
- Order sparkling wines online from reputable retailers or direct from the producer.
Looking for the perfect sparkling wine to celebrate the holidays? The Wine Pleasures 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World 2024 list is a great place to start. With so many amazing options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect wine to impress your guests.
If in the trade don’t forget to check out the Wine Pleasures B2B Workshops in Italy (19-21 Feb) and Spain (21-23 Oct) this year. These events will give you the chance to meet some of the producers behind the winning wines and learn about the latest trends in sparkling wine innovation.
And if you’re planning a trip to Bulgaria, be sure to attend the 15th annual edition of the International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC). This event will bring together wine professionals from around the world to explore the latest trends in the industry.