You can’t go wrong with Veuve Clicquot, Brut Yellow Label or Moët & Chandon. Both of which are considered proper “champagne” because they were made in Champagne, France and have undergone the traditional method of a second fermentation in a sealed bottle (as opposed to a vat).
Other sparkling wines such as Cava (sparkling wine from Spain) and Prosecco (sparkling wine from Italy) tend to be lighter in taste and are at a more reasonable price point. Our favourite Prosecco right now is Ruffino priced around $20. We also love Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Prestige.
Like sweeter bubbly? Look for Demi-Sec. Like something more crisp? Look for Extra Brut or Brut. Like a lot of fizz? ‘Spumante’ sparkling wines have lots of bubbles and the corks on these wines are typically surrounded by a wire (as with traditional Champagnes).
So New Year, New Home or for no reason in particular – remember “too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right” (Mark Twain)
Cheers from the Avis Team!