Is it even a holiday celebration if you don’t pop open a bottle of bubbly? Tis the season for bubbles. There is nothing more festive than the pop of a cork on a bottle of bubbly. I drink sparkling wine year-round, but there is something about the effervescence of bubbles that makes the holiday season more festive and fun. When it comes to toasting a happy and healthy New Year, bubbles are a must!
With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many of us will be looking for the best bubbly to ring in 2022. There is a spectrum of wines to toast the New Year, we are talking Champagne, Franciacorta, Prosecco, Crémant, Sekt, Cava, Lambrusco, Methode Cap Classique and Sparkling Wines from the New World. The best part is these wines are affordable and some are even incredible values.
While sparkling wines are a great way to ring in the New Year, keep in mind these wines have great acidity, making them a wonderful choice as an aperitif, a celebratory toast, or paired with food. They are ideal pairings with rich holiday feasts like brisket and duck or anything creamy and fried foods. More importantly, these are sparkling wines to be celebrated and consumed year-round. Try them with some of my favorites like caviar and oysters or with basic comfort food like mac and cheese, pizza, fried chicken, potato chips or french fries.
20 Most Dazzling Sparkling Wines For The Holidays
Take the ease off of what to buy this holiday season and grab a few bottles of these dazzling effervescent bubbles. You are sure to ring in the New Year with style!!
TAITTINGER PRESTIGE BRUT ($55)
JANSZ TASMANIA PREMIUM CUVÉE ($30)
This holiday season, take the celebrations to the ‘land down under’, to Tasmania with this stunning sparkling wine. Sourced from selected vineyard sites across Tasmania, the Jansz Premium Cuvée represents the best of sparkling Tasmania. The terroir’s cool climate helps create an elegant wine with powerful fruit flavors and high natural acidity. Lingering notes of citrus and nougat with a dry finish and creamy texture make this sparkler unique and fun for all to drink. A crowd-pleasing wine perfect for popping to get the party started!
SEGURA VIUDAS BRUT RESERVA HEREDAD CAVA ($32)
With over 800 years of history, Segura Viudas’ storied history & heritage is rooted in unique stories, traditions and food in celebration of what we can all create when we come together, making it the ideal holiday wine to celebrate with friends and family. Reserva Heredad was created to express style, in the world of top-of-the-range sparkling wines, offering an elegant, versatile Cava. The long aging intensifies the contact of the lees with the wine and creates a complex bouquet and elegant mouthfeel. Known as the crown jewel of the Segura Viudas estate, this pewter-accented bottle of the Reserva Heredad Cava is also ideal for gift-giving this holiday season.
JOSH PROSECCO DOC ROSÉ ($15)
New from Italy, Josh Prosecco Rosé offers fresh wild berry and blackberry notes complemented by refreshing acidity and effervescence. The Josh Prosecco Rosé is a wonderful complement to seafood dishes, particularly salmon, or brunch favorites such as eggs benedict with prosciutto. This is a bubbly that is perfect for everyday occasions.
GRAN MORAINE YAMHILL-CARLTON BRUT ROSÉ ($55)
This sparkling wine from Oregon may just transport you to Champagne. The Gran Moraine Brut Rosé is a blend of multiple vintages – with each vintage adding distinctive qualities to the final blend. It is the epitome of style, grace, and elegance made using the traditional méthode champenoise. Pop open this dazzling Brut Rosé to enhance the already joyful mood of your holiday party.
NINO FRANCO RUSTICO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG ($20)
Rustico Prosecco is undoubtedly one of the finest Prosecco made with the highest quality. One of the oldest wineries in Valdobbiadene, Nino Franco is located in the center of town and close to the countryside. It is surrounded by vineyards of extraordinary beauty, with an exceptional terroir ripe for producing high-quality wines. Rustico is fresh, pure, and delicate. A delicious sparkling white that is perfect for holiday brunches or lunches.
CASTELLO DI CIGOGNOLA GIAN MARCO E LETIZIA MORATTI CUVÉE ‘MORE PAS DOSÉ ($30)
The Moratti Cuvée ‘More Pas Dosé of Castello di Cigognola is an elegant Blanc de Noir sparkling wine from Oltrepo Pavese made with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vineyards. Freshness and fullness conquer the palate with sweet and fruity notes of red fruits, apples and plum. This is the wine to bring to your holiday celebration when you are looking for something rare, special and obscure. It is sure to be the showstopper at your next gathering.
BRILLA! PROSECCO ROSÉ DOC ($14)
Brilla! Prosecco perfectly serves your New Year’s resolution, with Brilla! meaning ‘shine on’ in Italian. This vibrant and fresh Prosecco encloses the Italian essence in its delicate and complex bouquet and crisp, light body for SRP $14. While extremely well-balanced; the finish is long and harmonious. Be sure to stock up on this sparkler!!
PISONI BRUT NATURE TRENTODOC ($40)
This holiday season bring Trentodoc sparkling wines to brighten your celebrations. Trentodoc is a sparkling wine made in the classic method with only Trentino grapes. The wines are an expression of the land it comes from. Winemaking in Trentodoc requires a lot of skill, passion, dedication and patience. The Pisoni family is one of the top winemakers in Trentino. They can boast a long history in the art of making classic method wines. Pisoni Brut Nature is a wine made with no compromises. It is generous on the palate with only natural tastes, as no sugar is added. This sparkling wine is a very special and unique offering for your friends and family this holiday season.
CUVAISON BRUT ROSE CARNEROS, NAPA VALLEY 2019 ($60)
The Cuvaison Brut Rosé 2019 is a small-production sparkling wine that is the perfect addition to any holiday celebration. It displays lovely notes of wild strawberry, crisp watermelon, grapefruit and raspberry. This wine spent two years on tirage before disgorging adding complexity and depth to its fresh character and appealing fruit notes. This bubbly is sure to leave a lasting impression.
RICHARD BOCKING RIESLING SEKT ($25)
This dry sparkling wine, called Sekt in Germany, comes from Riesling grapes grown on the steep slopes of the famous Mosel Valley by Richard Bocking, a family-owned winery that has been making wines on the slopes of Mosel since 1624. A celebratory and effervescent Sekt, this sparkling wine shows hearty but graceful bubbles. The nose of honeysuckle and lime gives way to flavors of apple, lime and hints of slate. A slight touch of fruity sugar softens the racy Riesling acidity, making this the perfect bubbly for any holiday feast.
EMMOLO No 5 CALIFORNIA SPARKLING WINE ($40)
Emmolo is a new release from the Caymus family. With Emmolo No 5, Jenny Wagner takes inspiration from her favorite Champagnes. Produced in the traditional method, this wine is sourced from cooler coastal regions of California. This elegant sparkling wine features soft bubbles and freshness that yield to creaminess from its extended aging. The wine’s energy and personality make it a great holiday wine for imbibing or gifting.
LINI 910 ‘LABRUSCA’ ROSSO LAMBRUSCO ($19)
Founded in 1910, Lini 910 is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated winery, and one of the leading producers in
KEN FORRESTER SPARKLEHORSE CAP CLASSIQUE STELLENBOSCH BRUT 2018 ($24)
Ken Forrester Wines from South Africa, has a superb reputation for Chenin Blanc, and this first sparkling wine in the classic tradition is no exception. A carefully selected cool vineyard site allows the grapes to mature while maintaining the all-important refreshing acidity. Made by the Cap Classique or traditional method, this wine aged for 18 months on lees to develop a creaminess and delicate mousse while still maintaining bright, fresh apple, pear and quince aromas. An ideal bubbly to celebrate the holidays with friends and family.
BOTTEGA WHITE GOLD BRUT ($30)
Bottega White Gold is a Venezia DOC wine obtained from the vinification of Glera, Chardonnay and Pinot grapes. With its great character, this Brut sparkling wine is fresh and elegant, representing an expression of the territory where grapes are grown, among the provinces of Treviso and Venice. Thanks to its eye-catching white gold bottle, Bottega has been defined as the “Glamour Sparkling”.
DUTCHER CROSSING POSTERITY RESERVE BLANC DE BLANCS DRY CREEK VALLEY ($56)
Gather your friends and family and share a toast this holiday season with this artisan-crafted sparking wine from Dutcher Crossing. A very pale straw color, this is a lively sparkling on its feet right from the first glance. Aromas of golden delicious apples, bread dough, and floral notes rise from your glass inviting you in for a sip. Flavors of lemons, guava, and granny smith apples pour over your tongue. The finish is long and clean with a vibrant acidity keeping your palate alive.
LOS DOS CAVA BRUT ($13)
Los Dos, which means “the two” or “both” in Spanish, celebrates the intricate steps in the dance of winemaking. First, the vines and soil come together. Then, the winemaker carefully hand harvests grapes from the family vineyards in the renowned D.O. Penedés and ages them on lees for 10 months. This bubbly not only pleases the eye with its romantic and celebratory label but it pleases the palate as well. Perfect to ring in the New Year or toast to special occasions.
COTE MAS CRÉMANT DI LIMOUX BRUT ROSÉ ($20)
Innovation and a passion for the Languedoc are what drive Jean-Claude Mas. Wines with playful labels, embody Jean-Claude’s philosophy of rural, everyday luxury. This Mediterranean sparkling rosé is a lovely pink with delicate and persistent bubbles. Refined scents of honeysuckle, peach and apricot lead way to a soft mouthfeel of grapefruit and a hint of blood orange. Cote Mas Cremant Di Limoux will be the hit of any holiday gathering.
VILARNAU BRUT ROSÉ ($15)
Vilarnau has been making organic Cava in the traditional méthode champenoise for decades in the heart of Penedés, Spain. This Cava shows a pale pink color with a beautiful aromatic complexity on the nose including fresh fruit. On the palate, it is fresh, smooth and fruity. The bottle is wrapped in colorful designs, honoring the Catalan roots of Antoni Gaudí. This cava is beautiful inside and out, not to mention that it is a steal at $15. Add this beautiful Cava to all your stocking stuffers, it is sure to be the perfect gift.
BERLUCCHI 61 BRUT FRANCIACORTA ($40)
Experience the magic of Franciacorta this holiday season with Berlucchi Brut 61. Berlucchi has become synonymous with the classic method of sparkling wine from Franciacorta. This is a classic style of Franciacorta. It is a delicious cuvée that is clean-cut and full-bodied with appealing fruity notes and fine acidity. It has a rich, lingering, and complex mouthfeel. Makes for an ideal aperitif for any holiday party.
BANSHEE TEN OF CUPS BRUT CALIFORNIA SPARKLING WINE ($22)
Reading the Tarot doesn’t predict the future, it just helps you see yours more clearly. When the deck shows you the Ten of Cups, it symbolizes harmony, joy, and abundance—everything the producers saw in the cards for this bottle of bubbly. At Banshee, they respect the whims of fate, but they make their own luck. The grapes are sourced from some of the best vineyards in California, and they handcraft this sparkler using the traditional méthode champenoise. The result is a bright, vibrant, and deliciously drinkable wine. Like its namesake Tarot card, you’ll always be happy to see this bottle land on your holiday table.
MACROSTIE SPARKLING BRUT 2019 ($48)
Steve MacRostie pioneered winemaking on the Sonoma Coast crafting some of the region’s finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The 2019 Sparkling Brut has expressive aromas of white flowers such as jasmine, as well as bright lemon citrus notes that are both lively and inviting. On the full, impeccably balanced palate, the wine’s crisp acidity melds elegantly with the mouth-filling, slow-forming bubbles. Only 200 cases of this effervescent bubbly were made, so grab your bottles now and ring in a sparkling New Year.
Ann Wagner says
Love the Gran Moraine Yamille -Carlton Brut Rose and all of our friends have loved as well over holidays Cheers!!