Argument: Champagne from Champagne, France has a distinct texture and flavor


Sparkling wine is produced in red and white and pink, and from a dizzying variety of grapes, and styles (sweet, semisweet, dry). Grapes range from the strange-sounding Xarel-lo (zhar-ell-oh) of Spain to the Mauzac of Southern France and even the Shiraz, the familiar red grape of Australia.”