Great Choices for New Year's Eve Bubbly

Do you ever go through phases with wine? No, I'm not talking about "rosé season," which I don't believe in because you can and should drink rosé year round. I like refreshing wines in the summer and cozy wines in the winter as much as the next person, but I mean phases that are dictated by your palate and curiosity—not the weather.

Most of my phases center on regions but lately I've been digging all things sparkling. Thankfully this phase arrived right before NYE and I'm all stocked up on a variety of bubbly to share with you! I'm doing things a little differently today and giving you the rundown on the bubbly that I currently have in my wine fridge. Let's dive in!

Champagne (France)

One of my 2017 highlights was visiting Reims, so of course I have two of its famous Champagnes in my fridge!


Cava (Spain)

Delicious enough for New Year's Eve, inexpensive enough for a random Wednesday. Cava should be in your fridge all year.

Crémant (France)

The French make a very wide variety of Crémant. My favorite is Crémant de Limoux from Languedoc.


Related: Learn more about Cava and Crémant

Sparkling Wine (England) 

Allow me to introduce you to the only good thing to come from climate change: English sparkling wine.

Lambrusco (Italy)

You already know how much I love Lambrusco! It's the perfect NYE choice for red wine lovers.

Glera (Italy)

Glera = Prosecco... most of the time. Prosecco is an Italian DOC, which means it has rules, and if a wine doesn't meet its DOC's rules, it can't be labeled as such. So here we have a sparkling Glera wine that I technically can't call Prosecco, but trust me, it is basically Prosecco. Here's more information on this specific bottle from the merchant.

Sparkling Rosé (France)

If you have you read more than one post on this blog, you know that Beaujolais is my favorite wine. Because of annoying AOC laws (like the Prosecco situation above), the winemaker can't label this as Beaujolais, but holy shit, this is a sparkling Gamay rosé from Beaujolais!

Pétillant-Naturel (France)

At some point I need to do a post on my favorite Pét-Nats. Until then, check out this naturally sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley.


Do you have a suggestion for 2018? Let me know in the comments!

*This bottle was a gift. Check out my sample and review policy.

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