Sensational Sparkling Wines for the Season
With the holidays not far away, ‘tis the season to stock up on bubbly. With so many expressions of sparkling wines and occasions to toast, pair, and share, you’ll need a diverse list of offers to sip way into the new year and beyond.
Our staff is here to help with a list of their favorite sparkling wines—from Champagne and beyond.
This bianco frizzante hailing from the Emilio Romagna is made of 100% Trebbiano. A green apple and lemon zest-driven sparkler, it’s an excellent aperitivo and alternative to Prosecco. – Jose Banegas, Wine & Spirits Consultant
This is a tremendous Champagne and, as such, should be approached like a hearty meal. Filled with evocative aromas, rich, citrus notes, a beautiful creamy texture, and so much more. So pour a glass, breathe in deep, and tuck in. – Sam Davies, Wine & Spirits Consultant
It’s rare to find Champagne that integrates oak in its flavor profile, and rarer still to find it done well. Vincent Couche makes one of these gems, showing richness and precision, spice and pure fruit. – Jon Miner, Wine & Spirits Consultant
A rosé sparkler made with Cabernet Sauvignon from Languedoc may not be what you think of for your go-to bubbles—though it should be! This elegant frizant from the renowned domaine is loaded with aromas of fresh strawberries and a dry, mineral finish. – Josh Mizrahi, Wine & Spirits Consultant
I don’t know what I love more in this distinctive semi-sparkler: the eccentric palate of peach cobbler and orange zest or the fact that it’s $13. Made according to local tradition in Greece and loved by wine geeks around the world. – Ryan Baur, Wine & Spirits Consultant
Going to a house party and need an affordable-yet-fantastic sparkling wine? 3B will go far and beyond your expectations. It’s a playful, dry, pink sparkler under $20! – Hilary Fasen, Wine & Spirits Consultant