Forget a moment about the easy-to-order, crowd-pleasers and easy-to-fill-expectations sparkling wines that are Prosecco and Champagne. Everybody knows how they taste and what they deliver and possibly there is also an agreement that some examples from those two regions can be somehow a bit overpriced.
Now, if you are looking for a different kind of sparkling that delivers on taste, has pedigree and a fulfilling taste, look at Sekt this January. Sekt, you say? Yes, not the easiest to remember and not on the media everyday. No wonder wine shops and supermarkets do not stock them. They are blissfully made in Germany from ripe Riesling and following the same method as in Champagne. Main difference, they have a natural balance of ripeness and freshness that make them a delightful glass of fizz.