Our Guide To Selecting The Best Sparkling Wine and Champagne To Uncork
It’s bubbly season, and what better way to celebrate the end to an extreme year than popping open a fizzy bottle of one of your faves: Sparkling wine and Champagne. With many options of sparklers to select, how do you determine what to get that is suitable to toast into the New Year?
It can be a tough equation, even for most wine enthusiasts. Is it for a house gathering, a swank soiree, or a very special evening? In addition to selecting our top picks, we enlisted expert, Karen McNeal, author of the “The Wine Bible” and editorial advisor of online wine community, Vivino, to help weigh in on sparkling options to cheer with as the clock strikes midnight.
If You Could Have Just One Extraordinary Bottle….
Keep in mind, this is something you may want to enjoy on your own, or share with a few like -minded friends that appreciate the great stuff.
Bubbly For Chic Holiday Parties…
These are the wines that offer tons of personality and nuance. Because of the pricing, they are wines to savor, not for guzzling.
A Bottle To Always Keep In The Refrigerator For Those Unexpected Moments….
Because the mood will always strike for bubbles, these are great all around, no matter the occasion.
Bottles To Have At A Party….
It’s okay to buy these by the case. They are tasty, crowd-pleasers and a great option when the cocktail recipe involves sparkling wine.
When You Want To Try Something Out Of The Ordinary….
Sparklers can be sourced everywhere besides France, Spain and Italy. From Nova Scotia, to New Mexico, Canada and the UK here are a few to sample.