This blog was originally published on December 20, 2016, and has been updated to reflect current inventory.
Selecting the best sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve 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 2021 right by sipping on one of our favorite sparkling wines.
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva
Fruitiness, freshness, and complexity are the three defining characteristics of the Segura Viudas Brut Reserva. The fruit and freshness come from the meticulous care with which Segura Viudas handles their grapes. The complexity comes from an exceptional technique, which involves autolysis of the yeast cells in the base wine for three months before bottling. The second autolysis consists of the yeast cells aging in the bottle for a minimum of 15 months. Spanish Cava offers Champagne quality at a mere fraction of the cost. Its fresh taste is the reason Segura Viudas the sparkling wine we all choose to cheers at the stroke of midnight.
Gosset Grand Reserve
Bright, golden, refreshing—this sparkling wine is a must-have for this New Year's Eve. The open and expressive nose along the palate dominated by refreshing mineral tension makes this true Gosset House signature wine. This wine has been maintained by Cellarmaster Jean-Pierre Mareigner for 30 years and continues to be enjoyable for any virtual celebration you have this New Year's Eve.
Roederer Brut and Brut Rosé
Roederer brings double trouble to your New Year's Eve with an excellent option for both Brut and Brut Rosé. Roederer is a French Sparkling wine that has properties in the U.S., which means you can get the same great winemaking techniques and quality at a great price. Both the Brut and the Brut Rosé can be found in their California estate.
The Brut offers an enticing, toasty, nutty aroma that leads to crisp and complex flavors in the medium-bodied wine. This wine is braced with good acidity and a fine bead of bubbles to make sure you can pop it into the New Year.
Brut Rosé is fruitier than its counterpart sparkling wine, as it is mainly made up of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Enjoy the pale salmon-pink color that comes from a lively nose of red berries, crushed stone, musk melon, floral hints, and citrus peel. Let the bright and fresh palate of the Brut Rosé lift you up to ring in 2021!
If your tastes lie on the sweeter side, but you don’t want the cloying kind of sweetness, this is for you. Stylish and elegant, with soft bubbles that pair well with chocolatey desserts, Rosa Regale offers flavors of fresh raspberries and strawberries. Whether you are spending your New Year's Eve in sweatpants on the couch or dressed up in virtual parties, this a great drink to ring in 2021.
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 virtual 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!
Ring in the New Year With Wachusett
The best sparkling wine for your New Year's Eve 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 holiday. 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 in 2021!