As we bid farewell to the old and usher in the new, there’s no better way to celebrate the dawning of another year than with the effervescence of sparkling wine. Whether you’re gearing up for a night on the town, cozying up by the fireplace, or embracing a year of self-care, we’ve curated a list of five sparkling wines to make your New Year’s celebration truly special. From French nobility to UNESCO world heritage sites, these wines offer a unique experience for every palate and preference.
Self-Care Era – Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé Cuvée de la Pompadour NV (SRP $48.99):
If you’re ready for the “new year, new me” glow-up, treat yourself to the Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé Cuvée de la Pompadour. Named after the renowned Madame de la Pompadour, this sparkling pink Rosé boasts notes of strawberry, peach, apricot, and a touch of honey. What better way to ring in a year of personal development and growth than with a wine fit for French nobility!
Hit the Books – Bouvet Ladubay Crémant de Loire 2021 (SRP $19.99):
For those who prefer curling up with a good book, toast to the next chapter with Bouvet Crémant de Loire. Coming from a historic winery founded in 1851, this sparkling wine carries notes of green apple, lemon, and toast. Many of the caves used to age these wines were excavated by Saint Florent Monks, now considered a UNESCO world heritage site.
Take the Plunge – Medici Ermete Phermento 2022 (SRP $29.99):
If you’re looking to break out of your comfort zone, Medici Ermete Phermento is the wine for you. An adventurous Lambrusco and a Pét-nat, this wine offers a bouquet of raspberry and red fruit notes with wild, spontaneous bubbles. Perfect for someone looking to live on the wild side and take the plunge into the new year.
Catch Flights, Not Feelings – Norton 101 Bubbles NV (SRP $15.99):
Celebrating at your home away from home? Broaden your horizon with Norton 101 Bubbles. With crisp notes of citrus, peach, and pear, this bubbly Gruner Veltliner will transport you straight to the scenic mountains of Mendoza, Argentina. Don’t be surprised if Mendoza moves to the top of your travel bucket list!
Go Green – Poema Pura Organic NV (SRP $15.99):
If your goal for the new year is to be more environmentally conscious, sip on Poema Pura Organic as the ball drops. The grapes for this Cava are certified organic, with balanced notes of acacia blossom, citrus, and red apples. A win for the environment and your tastebuds too!
However you choose to ring in the New Year, let it be with a glass of bubbly that suits your mood and manifestations. Whether you’re toasting to personal growth, embracing a cozy night in, or looking to add a touch of adventure to your celebrations, these sparkling wines from Domaine Carneros, Medici Ermete, Bouvet, Norton, and Poema are sure to make your entrance into 2024 unforgettable. Cheers to new beginnings!