Champagne rings in each new year, launches mighty ships, and celebrates newlywed vows. Bubbles are consumed to commemorate auspicious occasions — from royal coronations and corporate mergers to the birth of a child. Sparkling wine is synonymous with celebration, but these days, it's become the partner to everyday events as well. Bubblies come by different names, in lots of styles, and from places far removed from France. The informed wine drinker knows how to choose the right one for any occasion.