The history of “sekt” in germany
"Exuberant Baroque" - Franconia and Sekt production
One shouldn’t take the first part of the heading too seriously because there were no German wines who sparkled and bubbled exuberantly during the heyday of the Baroque period,.
It was not until the 19th century that the German wines started to sparkle.
As surprising as it may sound Bavaria, better known for beer, was one of the early centers of the sparkling wine. There is actually a connection to the Baroque period however. Franconian wine was first made into sparkling wine in Wurzburg. This took place in the vaults of celler of the Wurzburg Residence, which is a world-famous masterpiece of Baroque architecture.