This blog was originally published on December 20, 2016, and has been updated to reflect current inventory.
Selecting the best sparkling wine for your New Year’s Eve party can be a big task. There are hundreds of choices on the market so it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Do you want to use it as a mixer for cocktails? Are you saving it for a toast at midnight? Start off the new year right by sipping on one of our favorite sparkling wines.
Mumm Napa Cuvee M
Slightly sweet and quite elegant, Mumm Napa Cuvee M puts ripe fruit flavors on display: orange blossom, lemon, and pear all make themselves known. You can use it for champagne cocktails, as well as a pair for both sweet and spicy food, making it a versatile choice. And at such an affordable price, this wine is tough to beat. Make the countdown to the new year extra special by sipping on this fruity wine.
Martini & Rossi Asti
Smooth, fresh, and sweet, this sparkling wine is full of flavor. It is a blend of Moscato grapes and fruits such as apples, melons, peaches, and grapefruits. While it’s great on its own, feel free to use it as a bubbly mixer in cocktails if you’re feeling adventurous. Sometimes it’s good to shake things up at a party.
Baron de Rothschild Cuvee
Pale golden highlights combine with fine bubbles to create this unforgettable champagne. With aromas of pear, almonds, hazelnuts, and white flowers, the Baron de Rothschild cuvee is made up of Chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier. This rich wine pairs well with shellfish, crab, and lobster, so seafood appetizers are sure to be a hit with it.
Argyle 2014 Vintage Brut
This sparkling wine is Pinot Noir-dominant, making it rich and delicious. You’ll also taste a bit of chardonnay and pinot meunier, giving it a balanced taste. Looking to end the year on a relaxing note while having a drink in your hand? Bring a bottle of this to your get-together and everyone will be sipping it into the new year.
A popular champagne for making a toast, the dry and acidic flavors of Korbel are perfect for your celebration. Pair it with cheese, chicken, or even sushi for a meal you’ll remember well past January. If you’re wondering what to bring to a New Year’s Eve party, you can’t go wrong with Korbel.
Mionetto Prosecco Brut
For the dry wine lover, this fresh and light sparkling wine has intense fruit flavors; you’ll notice a bit of golden apple, too. This wine certainly won’t break the bank and would be a great addition to any dinner party. Pop the cork to sip this as a palate cleanser before appetizers, but make sure to save some for when the clock strikes midnight!
The best sparkling wine for your holiday party will be at your fingertips (or taste buds) when you visit Wachusett Wine & Spirits. Our inventory is always expanding and we would be happy to help you find the right wine for your next party. Stop by and let us help you choose the best bottle! Or, if you’re looking for something special, feel free to put in a special request before the clock strikes midnight on 2017!