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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Kinds of Champagne to buy for new years

There are many great options to consider when thinking about Champagne for new years celebrations. Besides Champagne from France, there are other bubble options out there as well that fit the occasion and can also save you on the expense. Cava, Prosecco, Sekt, Moscato (if you like sweet), and sparkling wines from Burgundy and California all can make great substitutes for Champagne if you're on a tight budget. Here is a list of affordable but amazing wines to consider when shopping for Champagne for New Years:

Champagne 

Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee icon
One of my very favorite Champagne's for the price. It's rich, textured, creamy, and a fraction of the price of Krug grand cuvee which is somewhat similar stylistically.

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose icon
My very favorite rose wine from Champagne. This house is the oldest family run winery in Champagne France. They make a superior delicately crafted rose that is light in color and rounded on the palate.

Henriot Brut Souverain icon
This is a highly undervalued Champagne. They make a super luxurious style wine that has very small and refined bubbles. It's silky and smooth all the way down.

Domestic Sparkling

Roederer Estate Brut icon
Yeah, so you know those guys that make Cristal? Louis Roederer also has an estate in California's Anderson Valley and they make great sparkling wine.

Schramsberg Brut Rose icon
A fantastic rose sparkler from California. Elegant and bright on the palate an very beautiful lightly colored rose.

Domaine Chandon Etoile icon
Etoile is the prestige cuvee at Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley and it's one of the most elegant and delicious wines you can buy for around $20-30.

Spain and Italy

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava icon
This reserve Cava is extremely hard to beat in terms of overall quality for the dollar. Made in the traditional 'champagne' method of secondary fermentation in bottle, the reserve Heredad is amazing!

Juve y Camps Brut Rose Cava
Super deep in color, this rose cava is a stunning value under twenty dollars.

iconCa Del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige icon
This wine gets my vote for the very best sparkling wine in Italy. It's Franciacorta, so it's made in the Champagne method. A uber-
luxurious wine that will have your guests asking where they can buy it.
 
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