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The Best Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

Stock up on these crowd-pleasing sparkling wines for the holiday season!

1. Maschio Prosecco Brut: Beautiful packaging and recently rated among The Top 100 Values by Wine & Spirits, this is a sparkling wine great for gifting and sharing. See the full review from W&S below:

Riunite’s entry into the Prosecco game offers an edgy, fresh peach and peppercorn-scented sparkler. It’s bright with the greenness of chlorophyll and a peppery burst in the end. Delicious with prosciutto. (91 Points)

SRP: $13

2. Rosa Regale: With its strawberry and raspberry notes and deep cranberry color, guests are sure to remember this sparkling red. Recommended recently by the Cleveland Dealer, which reports, “Rosa Regale definitely fits the bill for sweet fans; this would be perfect as an after-dinner drink or with dessert.”

SRP: $20

3. Bolla Prosecco & Bolla Sparkling Rosé: Fresh, lively, and easy-drinking, Bolla Prosecco is a clear choice for New Year’s Eve sipping and a great base for cocktails at New Year’s Day brunch. Bolla Sparkling Rosé makes a great starter for guests at your holiday party and also goes well with lighter fare and passed hors d’oeuvres.

The Review Stew writes last week:

“For all your festivities this holiday season, celebrate with two festive sparklers from Bolla: Bolla Sparkling Rosé and Bolla Prosecco!
[Bolla Prosecco] has hints of apple, pear and peach with a vein of acidity and lively finish…You may enjoy Bolla Prosecco with anything! It is delightful with appetizers, seafood, pasta, chicken, pork and veal as well as desserts.
[Bolla Sparkling Rose] is a light pink with the bouquet being a powerful floral bouquet. It ends with a taste of fine and persistent perlage, with a fresh, fruity flavor.”
SRP: $13
Cheers!
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Rebecca fell in love with wine — Castello Banfi Brunello in particular — on a cliché semester abroad in Italy. A Texas native, she has traveled to wine regions throughout France, as well as to Portugal, South Africa, and across the U.S. In addition to earning a BA from Duke University (Go Blue Devils!) and an MBA from Columbia Business School, Rebecca holds an Advanced with Merit certification from the WSET and was a founding contributor of the popular wine industry blog Terroirist.

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