The Italians make a wonderful bubbly called prosecco. Considering the good quality of what I’ve had it is a bargain in "champaigne" type wines. It may be a bit sweet for those who like their bubbly brut, but it suits me just fine – about the sweetness of an American "extra dry".
Also, the Finger Lakes area of New York State produces, as it has for over a hundred years, some very good sparkling wines.
The best producer is the Constantine Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars on Seneca Lake.
I’d recommend the Finger Lakes area as a road trip destination for all of you foodies – especially in the Fall when the grapes are being harvested. Only ten years ago the area was already producing fine reislings but it was a culinary desert for the most part. In recent years fine dining has come to the area and has seemed to have forced the roadfood type places to show a little more imagination and care about their own products – a decent sandwich, or hamburger, and a good breakfast is commonly available in all sorts of places.
Maybe some of our correspondents who have better memories than I could be more specific in naming some places worthy of a visit from roadfoodies.