Selecting the right sparkling wine

March 17, 2008 4:51:38 PM PDT
Learn how to choose the right champagne or sparkling wine.

Are you intimidated by the the price of sparkling wine, or confused about selecting the right one? Nick Smith visited with the professional winemakers at Mumm Napa to help us sort it all out.

Mumm Napa is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and is located at:

8445 Silverado Trail
Rutherford, CA
(800) 686-6272

For more information about Mumm Napa, visit:

Free Mumm Napa wine tours

Complimentary public tours are conducted daily from 10am to 3pm, on the hour.

  • Guides use simple to understand terminology and walk you through each step in the process of making sparkling wine in the traditional French methods.
  • You begin your tour in a demonstration vineyard, and then enter the state-of-the-art winery.
  • Enhancing the tour are short video loops of activities one might not see unless you visit at the appropriate time of the year, in which case you witness activity first hand! Guides use the brief videos to show the action of harvest, bottling, riddling, disgorging, and labeling.
  • In just forty-five minutes you become an expert in champagne method sparkling wine production!

Information courtesy of Mumm Napa.