Celebrate New Year’s With These Champagne And Sparkling Wines
Nothing says celebrate quite like a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine. Champagne and sparkling wines are perfect for special occasions, especially when bidding adieu to the end of the year. For those bubbly enthusiasts and the occasional sippers, we have rounded up some of the best bottles for popping, and drinking this holiday season. When selecting a fizzy bottle, or two, a few pointers to keep in mind: For starters, all Champagne is sparkling wine, however not all sparkling wine is Champagne. Champagne is only produced in the area of Champagne, France. The label on bottles must read Champagne, and should illustrate it is from France. Sparklers can be sourced everywhere besides France, Spain and Italy. From Nova Scotia, to New Mexico, Canada and the UK, everyone loves a refreshing bubbly. Also, although Champagne flutes are aesthetically pleasing, they restrict airflow to the wine, dampening its aroma and flavors. Serve the bubbly in a fuller, rounder, and more open shape of glassware to allow your sparking wine to express its unique flavor profile and characteristics. Cheers and Happy New Year!
Lini Lambrusco is quite versatile, and makes a wonderful match for a wide variety of cuisines including Asian, Mexican, and classic American. From oysters, to BBQ this ruby red makes for an extravagant and unusual aperitif or toast.
Suitable for important occasions this is a must-have. It highlights a fresh, well structured, and harmonious taste on the palate. The nose on this sparkling wine features hints of Golden apple and lemon with floral notes wisteria and acacia.
Champagne Henriot’s flagship Brut Blanc de Blancs is a pure expression of the Chardonnay grape as it is made of 100% Chardonnay. With notes of brioche and honey, this champagne is perfect for your holiday party as it can be paired with many dishes like roasted chicken, smoked salmon, sushi and oysters.
The Vintage 2008 Brut brings 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir sourced exclusively from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards that reveal exceptional freshness and rare elegance. This 2008 Vintage marks the 200th vintage offering from Champagne Henriot, which makes it all more special.
If you’re looking to splurge and make the Holidays extra special, you cannot go wrong with the Cuvée Louise Nature 2004. Notes involve dried lemon, white flowers, all with a very nice minerality and good freshness.
The Brut Royal is Pommery’s flagship cuvée. The champagne is rich and elegant, with notes of red fruit.
This rosé involves a blend of red and white wines and a pale pink hue. The robust, fruity palette is accompanied by a fresh and delicate nose.
A product of seven Grand Crus and the harvest of exceptionally sunny years. Notes of citrus fruit join a palette of red berries and wild strawberries.
Crafted from a carefully selected variety of chardonnay grapes, this cuvée is delicate and elegant, with a floral nose and apple and citrus fruit flavors.
Made from extraordinary Chardonnay grapes, this established sparkling wine is made by the traditional “Metodo Classico” (Méthode Champenoise): the wine undergoes for a second fermentation in the bottle and matures for 36 months.