Seven Essential Sparkling Wines to Sip This Summer

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We tend to think of sparkling wines for the holidays and other celebratory occasions. But the fact is, bubbles and barbecues, and other warm-weather activities, are made for each other. From smooth demi-secs to crisp bruts, sparklers add a festive touch to picnics, a refreshing apéritif before dinner, and inspiration for enjoying lingering summertime sunsets. Here, then, are seven of our favorite sparkling wines for the months ahead.