Most Valley residents will be heading to the store over the next couple of days in search of something they rarely purchase. Champagne and Sparkling Wine sales spike each year at this time as people prepare for their New Year's Eve celebrations.
There are so many good bubbly options out there with a wide range of flavor profiles and price points. The key is to find something that appeals to you and your guests, without busting your party budget.
Here's a look at five bottles of bubbly I recommend for your New Year's Eve enjoyment:
- NV Mionetto Prosecco - Italy - $14
Light and crisp with citrus-orchard fruits and green flowers on the nose. Clean and fresh on the palate with an enticing finish.
- NV Anna Codorniu Blanc De Blanc - Spain - $12
Aromas of tropical fruits, with hints of lime zest and toast. Flavors of honeydew melon and fresh cream with medium-lonmg finish.
- NV Mumm Napa Rose' - Napa Valley - $19
Looks beautiful in the flutes with its light-pink hue. Fresh red berries on the nose with flavors of strawberry and lemon peel.
- NV Nicolas Idiart Blanc De Blanc - France - $23
Made from grapes grown outside the Champagne region. Delightful flavors of pear and green apple. Great value.
- NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve - Champagne, France - $50
If you are looking to impress your guests or just enjoy something truly special, this is the bottle for you. Aromas of orchard fruits, hazelnut and brioche with flavors of fleshy peach and golden apple leading to a tantalizing mineral - fresh bread finish.
I hope you find this guide helpful when picking out this year's bubbly. Cheers to all the Drinks Blog readers and Happy New Year!