31 December 2015

A new year, a new you...Just kidding! Let's drink.

Champagne is the drink de rigueur for New Year's Eve, but it’s also expensive. A sparkling wine can be just as special, and many of them rival the flavor of that $150 bottle of Dom Perignon you dreamt of finding under the tree. If you want to live the Patsy lifestyle on a Bubble budget (if you Star Wars people are going to keep talking in code, I'm breaking out the AbFab references, folks), might I suggest...

From Australia

Yellow Tail Sparkling Chardonnay (dry white): $11

Paringa South Australia Sparkling Shiraz (dry red): $13

From Europe

Freixenet Cordon Rosado from Spain (lightly sweet white) : $10

Ratzenberger Kloster Furstental Bacharacher Riesling Sekt from Germany (sweet white): $30

Santa Margherita Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut from Italy (dry-ish white): $15

Martini & Rossi Asti from Italy (sweet white): $12

From America

Domaine Ste. Michelle Cuvee Brut from Washington State (dry white): $12

Gruet Brut NV from New Mexico (dry white): $12