Mark braves the smolder and swelter of Arizona in late July to explain how Sparking Shiraz is the rare red that brings relief in scorchingly hot weather. A bubbly red like Sparking Shiraz or Lambrusco from Italy will delight and amaze your friends with its red bubbles and surprising powers of refreshment.
The Chook Sparkling Shiraz NV (Australia, $16)
Other “Black Bubbles”:
Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz “‘The Red Brute'” NV (Australia, $18)
Fox Creek Shiraz McLaren Vale Sparkling Burgundy Vixen NV (Australia, $13)
Mollydooker Sparkling Shraz “Goosebumps” 2006 (Australia, $52)
Paringa Sparkling Shiraz 2008 (Australia, $12)
Shingleback Sparkling Shiraz “Black Bubbles” NV (Australia, $17)