As you prepare for dinners with friends and family, consider adding a bottle or two of sparkling wine to your wine offerings for family and friend gatherings. This is a festive, fun time of year – your wine can match this.
Roederer Quartet Brut
Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Brut Grand Cru
Gusbourne Estate Blanc de Blancs
Take a risk and try something other than a French or Italian sparkling wine. This choice, from England, is made exclusively from chardonnay grapes and blends a fruit-reminiscent acidity with a flavor best described as a mix of nutty, yeasty, ripe golden apples and a creamy mousse. This is sure to have people asking where you found it and you’ll see it at other winter parties.
Graham Beck The Rhona Blanc de Blancs (2009)
Cono Sur Sparkling Rose NV
When thinking about selecting a sparkling wine for the holiday table don’t just get the one on the end cap at the grocer or wine shop – pick a complex, fun option and surprise your guests with a delightful bubbly that will expand everyone’s wine horizons.