All it takes is a bottle of sparkling wine, a plate of stone crabs, and a tray of hash browns for Mark to let the gluttony begin in Miami. He stresses how American sparkling wine is an affordable but often neglected alternative to Champagne from France — and the perfect accompaniment to copious quantities of seafood.
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007 (California, $35)
Other feast-worthy American sparklers:
Fox Run Blanc de Blancs Brut Finger Lakes NV (New York, $30)
Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut NV (California, $15)
Mumm Napa “Cuvée M” NV (California, $20)
Roederer Estate Brut NV (California, $22)
V. Sattui Brut Prestige Cuvee 2007 (California, $20)