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If it’s bubblies you’re looking for, it’s bubblies we have. The nine sparklers we’re featuring below have a range of prices and a range of flavors, but the range of quality runs the gamut from exceptional to exceptional. And if you’ll be serving a certain dish for which you’d like a very special wine, just ask us — our experts can pair anything. Several have a Friends & Family (F&F) discount attached, which can make a bubbly even bubblier.
Krasno Sparkling Slovenian Rebula – Organic & Elegant!
An affordable sparkling wine that tastes like a million bucks! We cannot overstate the loveliness of this wine — austere and plush. The Slovenian oak imparts a magic to this that you will taste with every sip.
F&F $18.99/bottle (reg $23.99)
L. Tramier Crémant De Bourgogne – Stark & Bright!
Now this is your midnight toaster — the perfect bubble to ring in the new year: high-toned acidity that melts into luscious stone fruits. We are IN LOVE with this one!
F&F $29.99/bottle (reg $32.99)
Dom. Allimant-Laugner Crémant D’Alsace – Gorgeous!
An extraordinarily creamy texture creates the perfect backdrop for notes of wild strawberry, tart cherry, and mountain blackberries to dance on your palate. This Crémant begs for charcuterie!
Champagne Guenin “Effloraison” & “Erubescence” – A dynamic sparkling duo!
The Effloraison is a dry and silky blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, boasting a subtle lacing of Alpine tones, whereas the Erubescence is 100% Pinot Noir rosé, bringing all the bramble fruits as well as a touch of pucker and spice. These are your “oysters & caviar” wines!
Phillippe Fontaine Champagne “Prestige” – Rich and Yeasty!
This Grower Champagne is sure to impress, with the perfect balance of dry orchard fruits, weight, and minerality.
Goliath Vouvray Sparkling Chenin – A Loire Valley Beauty!
Rose, citrus peel, and acacia come together in the best possible way! This bottle of bubbles is wistful and romantic, sure to make you swoon.
Ch. Carbonneau “Life of Carbonneau” – Sparkling Bordeaux!
Bold apple and ripe pear make this wine a real crowd pleaser. Pair this guy with dark chocolate cake smothered in raspberries.
F&F: $17.99/bottle (reg $19.99)
Crochet & Filles Champagne – Classy & Lush!
This Champagne has more complexity than most, with lacey notes of toasted hazelnuts and mocha that give a mouthfeel of pure decadence. Balanced by a beautifully dry finish with just a tiny pop of acid.
F&F: $39.99/bottle (reg $44.99)