Know your sparklers. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. Champagne-like bubbly beverages grown outside of the namesake region of France can’t legally be called Champagne. But that doesn’t mean these sparkling wines aren’t delicious – and often they are less expensive. “Cava” is a Spanish name for traditionally made bubbly, which comes in both white and rose. Italian sparklers are often known as ” spumante,11 but specific styles include Prosecco and Asti. “Sekt” are German sparkling wines, usually made with Riesling. American vineyards produce some amazing sparklers, with some of France’s most famed Champagne houses owning wineries in California, including Moet’s Domaine Chandon, Mumm Napa Valley and Tattinger’s Domaine Cameras. Try any of these options for a refreshing twist on a New Year’s tradition. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART-fine small appliances and cookware. Visit CUISINART.COM. This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute. Check out our new website at