Wine Ideas for the Holiday Season

The holiday season stretches from November straight through the beginning of January, and typically means get-togethers that include wine.  After another year with COVID-19 and an endless stream of challenging events, we deserve the opportunity for a bit of celebration!  What better way to set a festive mood than with a bottle of “bubbles?”  While champagne is the king of bubbles, also consider affordable options such as a French Crémant, or a Prosecco or Franciacorta from Italy, or Cava from Spain or a US sparkling wine.

These wines are made using the same method as Champagne, but from a region outside of Champagne yet drink similarly to Champagne, at an accessible price.  Here are a few ideas for pairing food and bubbles:

Headed to a party and want to take wine along? Most experts agree that if you are buying a bottle to bring to a party, $20 to $35 should be your target range.  You really can’t go wrong with sparkling wine, especially if you aren’t sure what types of wines your host prefers.  Additionally, keep in mind that the bottle you bring may not be opened and considered a gift. Many wonderful Champagnes and Sparkling Wines may be obtained at Bottles and Cases.  In speaking with Mark Herman (the proprietor), we recommend: