Whether you’re toasting the new year or bringing a hostess gift to a party, chances are you’ll find yourself shopping for a bottle or two of something sparkling sooner or later.
Nino Franco Rustico: Dry, crisp, with hints of apple, this should be your go-to toasting wine or aperitif this holiday season. Greet your guests with a glass of this bubbly as they walk through your door, and you will cement your status as holiday hostess extraordinaire. They never have to know how affordable it is.
Mas Codina Cava Brut: If something with a little more body is what you’re looking for, then grab a bottle of this 2015 Spanish sparkler. It pairs well with a variety of foods, especially holding up nicely to anything fried. Fried turkey legs and bubbly, perhaps?
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige: This wine, a mix of chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot gris and pinot meunier, has bright vibrant flavors of citrus, red apple and stone fruit with a great acidity and richness in the mouth.
Labrusca Lini 910 Lambrusco Rosato: Banish any notions of the sickeningly sweet lambrusco of yesteryear and pour yourself a glass of this delicious, rich, effervescent Italian wine. This is big enough to hold up to roast turkey, pork and cured meats, beautiful in a glass to toast with on New Year’s Eve, and fun enough to brighten any party.