6 Bubblies to Ring in the New Year
Try These Picks to Toast 2018’s Arrival
Cheers to 2018!
Merry strains of Auld Lang Syne will soon be heard across the country, and our experienced team of wine experts — headed up by Doug Bell and Devon Broglie, Master Sommelier — have found the perfect bubblies to toast 2018’s grand entrance. Thirsty to celebrate? Try these six picks:
1. De Chanceny
Why We Love It: Nothing says “Let’s do this!” like pink bubbles. Gleaming color, fresh berry flavors, aromatic intensity. Pairs nicely with the start of the party, even better with the countdown.
Why We Love It: Citrusy Spanish sparkler from a small, family-run winery. Green apple notes, toasty complexity in the finish. Keep a little extra around for brunch cocktails on January 1!
3. Madame Liberté
Why We Love It: Zippy American bubbles. Crispness, lightness and apple-y goodness in a fun, groovy package. Consistently high quality won’t disappoint on the big night.
Why We Love It: More bubbly = more party! This fruity Italian sparkler comes in a magnum bottle, meaning 10 glasses of crisp effervescent fun.
5. Jacques Bardelot
Why We Love It: If you want to greet the new year with a REAL Champagne, this is the one. Fresh, elegant, satisfying. From a small producer dedicated to quality.
6. J. Lassalle
Brut Premier Cru
Why We Love It: For a New Year’s Eve to remember, try this masterful example of a grower Champagne (grown, vinted and bottled by the same family). Refined and crisp with layered flavors of ripe Fuji apple, white peach and an elegant floral note.
And remember: Bubbly isn’t just for the “countdown moment” — be sure to have plenty on hand for before and after the clock strikes midnight. Best to start 2018 sipping something delicious. And if you need a perfect pairing, shop our appetizers and party platters to complete your New Year’s soirée.