Deliciously refreshing, this mineral-driven sparkling wine displays crisp green apple and under-ripe pear flavors vibrantly on the palate. It's simply delightful as an aperitif, but also try it with oysters and other hors d'oeuvres.
Recipe PairingsCorn Cakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche
Loire Valley, France
Historians believe the first winemakers were in the region that's today known as the Republic of Georgia, in about 5000 BC. The first beer brewers, however, probably came along in Mesopotamia, a few thousand years earlier.