Don’t bring in the New Year with an ill informed beverage choice. You can get an enjoyable bottle of sparkling wine or Champagne no matter what you budget is! Here are my six choices for New Years Eve bubbly beverages based on price point, from entry-level up.
Bottega Il Vino de Poeti Gold Brut Prosecco – Italy, $24.99
If you’re unsure that you will appreciate a more expensive bottle, go for the Italian classic, Prosecco. At $24.99 the gold bottle edition feels a little bit more celebratory than it actually is!
Cave Spring NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Niagra Escarpment VQA – Canada, $35.99
My Canadian sparkling wine pick is a dry, medium bodied, Niagra brut-style sparking wine with hint of sweetness.
Lallier Grand Reserve Champagne GC Brut – France, $54.54
At under $55 dollars you can celebrate New Years Eve with this entry-level priced French Champagne instead of the less impressive sounding sparkling wines.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne 2002 – France, $83.19
If you genuinely enjoy sparling wines and Champagne, but have never gotten past the entry-level priced bottles, then this is great Champagne to start with. You’ll get a long, rich finish with subtle, refreshing notes at an exceptional value.
Bollinger La Grande Année Champagne Brut – France, $157.02
This Champagne is fermented in oak barrels with exotic spices and has silky smooth bubbles.
Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon Champagne Brut – France, $235.99
If you’ve had a particularly exceptional year and want your choice of champagne to reflect that, my favourite is the vibrant and classic Dom Pérignon.
Availability and prices may vary depending on your city/province.
Happy New Year!