Goodbye, 2020! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out…
It’s officially time to say farewell and flip that calendar year after a few bottles of festive fizz! With so many bubbles to choose from, we’ve got you covered with recommendations for some of our favorite sparkling wines.
Like every other holiday this year, NYE is going to look very different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t end on a high note. Cheers to that!
It wouldn’t be NYE without a classic and versatile bottle of Champagne. This bottle, Gaston Chiquet Champagne Tradition Brut, is from the Champagne region of France and tastes like a celebration! It reveals an inviting bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, fresh peach, honeycomb, Meyer lemon and warm biscuits. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, fleshy and charming, with a youthfully frothy but refined mousse, a succulent core of fruit and ripe but racy balancing acids.
Added bonus: the bottle has a beautiful aesthetic for your champagne-popping pics!
Ah, Prosecco! This style of sparkling wine has rocketed in popularity, and it’s a trend that we can definitely get behind.
The Adami Bosco Di Gica Prosecco Superiore has a lovely straw yellow color and is rich with excellent fruit. The wonderful balance and elegance complement a pleasurable crispness. The palate holds a delicious vein of acidity and displays a crisp, savory mouthfeel. We can’t wait to pour a glass!
Do you know the difference between Champagne and Prosecco? Champagne comes from the Champagne region in France while Prosecco hails from Northern Italy. Champagne can be blended, but Prosecco comes from the Glera grape variety. The last major difference is in how they are produced, which you can read more about here.
Shoutout to Spain for this satisfying and crisp bottle of bubbly! Mercat Cava Brut Nature NV has a complex nose of ripe pear and brioche with zesty minerality on the palate and chalky soil notes. Stone fruits like apricots and nectarines are framed by a structure of acidity and limestone that show through due to the lack of dosage.
If you like it sweet — but not too sweet — this one’s for you!
The main distinction between Champagne and Crémant is whether or not the bottle comes from France’s famous Champagne region. Crémant tends to be priced lower, which allows you to find elegant bottles at great values like this one!
Maison De Grand Esprit L’etre Magique Cremant De Bourgogne is filled with zesty citrus flavors and a soft, creamy mouthfeel. It is also made using similar production methods and grape varieties as Champagne. If the forecast calls for Champagne showers this NYE, Crémant might be the smarter choice!
Nothing screams fancy and fun like a bottle of rosé! We love this decadent South African bottle that will leave you feeling like royalty. Graham Beck Brut Rosé has all the hallmarks of a traditional and carefully-crafted bubbly with the added appeal of pink hues and a fruity aroma. It’s elegant, structured and definitely worth popping on NYE!
As survivors of 2020, we definitely all deserve a drink. Bring on the bubbles!