Ring in the New Year with Some Bubbly!
Ah, the end of 2016 is finally here, and it’s time to celebrate all that has happened over the last twelve months! Of course, it’s impossible to ring in a new year without some bubbly!
Whether you’re going for true Champagne or just a little something sparkly, there are many delicious bottles to choose from. Remember there is a difference! Champagne is sparkling wine that actually comes from the region of Champagne in France, so the good stuff may be a little more expensive. If you want to spend a little less without compromising quality, go for Prosecco, which comes from Italy, or other sparkling wines. They’ve got the same effervescent effect and you’ll have a wider selection to choose from.
Check out our list below for some of the best bubblies for your New Year’s Eve celebration!
The Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs Carneros is a sparkling Chardonnay which means it’s likeable and easy to drink. The elegant aromas of apple and brown sugar will complement your cheese plate nicely. $22
If you want something pretty and sparkly, go for the Ferrari NV Brut Sparkling Rosé. The bready notes and scents of rose petal and wild berries will have your whole party going wild! $24
The Lanson Brut Champagne Black Label may be a bit pricier but it definitely won’t disappoint. It’s gorgeous and fruity but not too sweet and is sure to impress your friends. $50
For a delicious, yet mild, sparkling wine, try the Segura Viudas NV Reserva Heredad. It’s got delicate aromas of white peach and lime that will pair nicely with your fancy celebration dinner. $25
The Fox Run 2012 Blanc de Blancs Methodé Traditionelle Chardonnay is a classic sparkling Chardonnay. It’s sure to please your crowd with its flavors of apple, lemon curd, and lime. $30
For something a little more intense, go for the Mumm Napa NV Brut Rosé Sparkling, which is made primarily from Pinot Noir, giving it a little more punch than a regular rosé. $24
Prosecco is a fantastic alternative to expensive Champagne, and the Bisol 2015 Crede is no exception. It’s got aromas of wildflowers and herbs, and a bright acidity that will be great for a New Year’s toast. $22
Don’t let the low price fool you. The Zonin NV Cuvée 1821 Brut is delicious and elegant, even though it’s not breaking your bank. Enjoy the refreshing froth and exciting fruity flavors. $13