Sparkling wine is a real treat but represents one of the most diverse segments of the market – there are literally hundreds of sparkling wines available from $5 fizzy pop up to whatever you want to pay.  Recently I tried three:

For my taste the winner was Elan.  It’s a great wine at a very good price.  Veuve Clicquot is always well made but compared to the Elan seemed a little austere – Elan have managed to capture some fun and sunshine in their wine.  And the Ocean Eight – well go to their fabulous cellar door and try it – see if you can convince yourself that $80 is a good deal.