So far, all of the wines we've talked about have been made using the méthode traditionnelle inspired by Champagne, but let's get into a category of sparkling wine made in a very different method known as Charmat. Here, after the initial fermentation is complete, instead of allowing the wine to go through a second fermentation in the bottle, the wine is actually kept in large tanks under pressure, where the second fermentation occurs before the wine is bottled. Think of this as a large, batched secondary fermentation, which naturally means less work on a small scale, making the production more streamlined and far less expensive. One of the most well-known wines made in this style is prosecco, hailing from Italy's northeast corner. Culturally, prosecco is really more of an everyday sparkling wine; it's meant to be consumed with great abandon, and sometimes even mixed into cocktails. We really like the Nino Franco 'Rustico' Prosecco, not only because of its affordability, but because it does a great job of balancing between being a seriously well-made wine, and being extremely easy to drink.