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New Year’s Bubbly

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a says: This time of year, people are always looking for sparking wine bargains so I thought I’d give you a few suggestions. Most Champagne (Technically, this can only be sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France while in Spain it’s called Cava and Italians have Prosecco.) will be over $15 so I’ll make sparkling wine picks from Italy, Spain, and America. Any of these will be dry or off-dry, bread-y, and have hints of apple or pear.

1. Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut (Washington)
2. Gruet Brut or Blanc de Noirs (New Mexico?!?!)
3. Cristalino Brut Cava (Spain)
4. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut or Carneros Blanc de Noirs (California)
5. Mionetto Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut Spumante (Italy)

Worth the extra $5:
1. Schramsberg Mirabelle North Coast Brut or Rose (California)

And here are two good articles about sparkling wine if you want to
learn a bit more:
1. http://www.saveur.com/article/Wine-and-Drink/The-Best-Sparkling-Wine-to-Buy-This-Season
2. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703303904575293040043529462.html

Prost!

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Written by afterdinnersneeze

30 December 2011 at 2:08pm

Posted in "Lifestyle", PLCB-be-damned, Wine Room

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