The holidays are about spending time with friends and family. Toasts will be made, which calls for something bubbly. To make shopping easy, we’ve created a list of sparkling spirits to cover every occasion and every guest.
Just Dance—and Toast
The extraordinary pairing of Dom Perignon and the multi-talented Lady Gaga has created a champagne that pleases the eye as well as the palate. The remarkable 2010 vintage resides in a bottle within a gift box, both featuring a striking iridescent design by Lady Gaga.
Ice, Ice Baby!
In addition to its refreshingly crisp flavor and tropical fruit aromas, this Moet & Chandon offering is noteworthy for being the only champagne intended to be served over ice. A blend of chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier, it goes well with fruits and desserts.
Under-the-Radar Bubbles From Germany
Germany is the leading consumer of sparkling wine, so of course they have their own: sekt. This example from the vineyards of Dr. Loosen pairs well with poultry and fish. Extra-dry and bursting with tiny bubbles, it exhibits a hint of apple and lime.
An Operetta In a Glass
Famed tenor Andrea Bocelli’s family has owned and operated a vineyard on their estate in Tuscany, Italy, for more than 130 years. Their prosecco, a collaboration with the Lovo family in the Veneto region, is light and refreshing with a hint of peach, making it the perfect choice for lunch, dinner, or “just because.”
‘To the Teetotalers!’
Made using Spanish chardonnay from which the alcohol has been removed, Noughty allows everyone at the party to join in on toasts. With a sweet apple flavor and all of the effervescence of a “real” chardonnay, yet half of the sugar content of other nonalcoholic sparkling wines, Noughty is also perfect for those counting calories.