The Basics of Champagne
The origins of Champagne are of course in the champagne region of France. But the style is made elsewhere in the world, under the name of Sparkling Wine. Most of these wines will contain Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Rosés can be made from Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Malbec, Petit Verdot - Almost anything, but the variety of red to pink comes from the time that the skin/pips/stems stay in contact with the grape juice.
Old World types of sparkling/bubbly:
France:Champagne/ Germany: Sekt/ Italy: Prosecco/ Spain: Cava
New World tend to label their sparkling as sparkling, but some regions can be hailed as the more standout areas of each region (you will read about my love of Tasmanian sparkling all over this blog!).
The best advice is just to search your favourite sparkling/champagne and drink (responsibly)!
Good drinking to you!