I put together a little roundup of New Year’s Eve sparkling wine suggestions for Wine Enthusiast. My pick? Naturally, rosé Champagne. But the selections run the gamut from fizzy to fancy.
One thing I forgot to mention when it comes to New Year’s Eve bottles is GO BIG. I was reminded of this when I went to my neighborhood wine shop, Dandelion Wine, to pick up a bottle for Christmas. I ended up taking home a 1.5L of this wine:
A dry, fizzy delight. When opened, it did not last long. I paid $36 for it, a bargain. And though this is not a full-on sparkler, explosive with bubbles, Lambrusco is one of the most f00d-friendly wines out there. It loves cured meats, pizza, really almost anything you can throw at it. (And for a red wine, very low in alcohol: 11%.)
Have you done your NYE wine shopping yet? Here’s your last-minute guide:
Also Happy New Year! It’s been a crazy year first year in New York and I’m very happy to be settled in Greenpoint, where I hope to be for a while. Here’s a little scene of how charming my new neighborhood is during the holidays. Thank you all for reading.