Prosecco, Moscato, Champagne… oh my! Get ready for the holidays with this festive guide to bubble bliss. From pairings, to cocktails, to production methods and sweetness, we’ve got you covered! Trust us, with all of this great sparkling wine knowledge you’ll be the sparkle of the party!
Plus, scroll down below for a few sparkling wine recommendations from our friend Maia Gosselin of Sip Wine Education.
Sparkling wine recommendations from Maia Gosselin of Sip Wine Education:
This perennial fave is a can’t-miss crowd pleaser, no matter what the occasion! Fresh, fun and flirty it has delicious aromas of peaches and flowers with some citrus and sweet spice in the mouth. Dryer than most Proseccos and loaded with frothy bubbles it’s irresistible! Goes great with brunch and makes the perfect aperitif at the party – or – just enjoy a big glass because, well, the holidays are a lot of work!
It’s pretty, it’s pink, it’s absolutely exquisite! Made from Pinot Noir grapes this dry sparkler has notes of passionfruit, red berries and rose. I love this wine for a holiday meal – it goes perfectly with a range of those rich dishes from smoked salmon appetizers to mashed potatoes and pecan pie. One of my favorite holiday traditions is to grab a bottle of Lot 49 and spend an afternoon wrapping presents listening to Christmas music.
This delectable, dry Champagne has mouthwatering aromas of apple and white pear along with notes of almond, brioche and baking spices. A delicate mousse with a fresh, mineral finish. A no-brainer for the holidays. Whether you’re serving it with dinner or giving it as a hostess gift, this chic Champagne is a steal for under $40, so go on… indulge!
In a league of its own. To be clear, there’s that super sweet, run of the mill Moscato and then there’s Lot 134 Moscato d’Asti. This is the best and you can tell from the first sip. Soft and slightly effervescent it’s subtly sweet with tropical fruit notes (mango and pineapple) and a hint of orange. Fresh and juicy!