Seven Essential Sparkling Wines to Sip This Summer


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.