Magnums for New Year’s Eve, Please

Posted on: December 31st, 2016 by
Lini 910 Labrusca Rosso Lambrusco

You don’t need that corkscrew and you could drink it out of that Charley Harper tumbler. Sharpie may come in handy at some point.

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:

Lini 910 Labrusca Rosso Lambrusco 

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:

14 Spectacular Sparklers for New Year’s Eve

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.

Greenpoint Brooklyn Holiday Lights

 

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