Sparkling Wine that is Divine

Sparkling Wine You’ll Love to Cheers With

 

It’s mandatory. Ringing in the new year with sparkling wine signals togetherness and optimism like nothing else. There are many wonderful directions to take with it, especially from this curated selection. Here are a few tips on sparkling wine for the new year from sales associates Marcarthur Baralla, Charles Prusik, Amy Miller, Josh Mizrahi, and wine buyer Lorena Ascencios.

Crémant d’Alsace Extra Brut Rosé, Charles Frey – NV $19.96
Let the freshness and fruitiness of this vibrant sparkling wine take you into 2018 with style. What a great way to start the new year! – MB

Val de Mer Sparkling Rosé Brut – NV $19.96
When in doubt, remember that sparkling rosé does it all! This Pinot Noir sparkler from the brilliant Patrick Piuze pairs with all the food on the holiday table, from oysters to cookies and everything in between. – CP

Cuvée Laurent, Brut Rosé “Prestige” – NV $8.96
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Delacroix, Brut – NV $9.99
Are you in charge of drinks for a Big Holiday Party? Do you only actually have the budget for a small gathering? These two French sparklers are easy to love, and won’t break the bank. Both are crisp, dry, and most of all, refreshing crowd-pleasers, perfect for keeping the party going late into the night or the new year. – JM

Voirin-Jumel “555” Grand Cru Brut – NV $46.96
When Champagne goes through barrel fermentation, you end up with a full-bodied, rich style. The 555 is exactly that and the only barrel-fermented Champagne from the Voirin-Jumel estate, based in the village of Cramant. Made from Grand Cru Chardonnay and aged for a minimum of five years before release. – LA

Bianco delle Venezie Vino “Trevigiana,” Frizzante, Bisson – 2016 $16.96
A sparkling Venetian wine made from the Prosecco grape (called Glera). What sets this apart from most Prosecco is its dryness on the palate, which makes it an excellent foil for starters but also a perfect companion through dinner. Interestingly, it’s sealed with a crown cap, a practice that bars it from being labeled as Prosecco. – LA

Franciacorta Rosé Brut, Faccoli – NV $44.96
Claudio Faccoli is in a league of his own when it comes to making Franciacorta (the “Champagne” of Italy’s sparkling wine). He has six hectares nestled in Monte Orfano, the Grand Cru original area of Franciacorta. Aged for 30 months on the lees before releasing, you’ll find an immaculate wine with fine bead and unmatched elegance. – LA

André Clouet “Cuvée 1911″ – MV $86.96
One of Champagne’s finest grower-producers, André Clouet, always brings extraordinary value. His exquisite 1911 delivers unrivaled richness and depth at a fraction of the price of other top cuvées. A truly special bubbly for when the clock strikes midnight. – AM