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
Most of the cork used in wine bottles comes from the bark of a special kind of tree in Portugal. The bark regenerates completely every decade or so.