See recent galleries

Top 10 No-Fail Tips for Picking a Stellar Wine off a Wine List

Slide 3 of 10

Pick cava for an affordable Champagne alternative

One top cava producer is Segura Viudas, which started producing sparkling wines at the end of the 19th century.

Pairing: This hot pot of chewy rice noodles with ground pork, shiitake mushrooms, and eggs pair especially well with a bright, fresh Spanish cava.

You might also like
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.