Sekt Is the Wine of 2022

Scan the sparkling wine list at any restaurant and you’ll see a few familiar names: Champagne, Prosecco, Cava. But you probably won’t find one of Europe’s lesser known, food-friendly, and affordably-priced wines: Sekt, a sparkling wine from Germany and…

Scan the sparkling wine list at any restaurant and you’ll see a few familiar names: Champagne, Prosecco, Cava. But you probably won’t find one of Europe’s lesser known, food-friendly, and affordably-priced wines: Sekt, a sparkling wine from Germany and Austria.

Though it may not be there yet, Sekt should be one of the first wines that comes to mind when you’re planning any cheers-worthy activity. As the weather warms up, Sekt—with its enormous range of styles and price points—is versatile enough to suit everything from a birthday brunch to a wedding toast. While Sekt hasn’t been widely exported outside Germany and Austria in the past, it’s increasingly making its way to wine shops around the world, and its under-the-radar profile means that hype hasn’t yet inflated its price.

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