Sparkling Sips

champagneprimaryThis February 14 whether you’re celebrating (or commiserating over) Valentine’s Day, you can do it in style with our Tuesday Tasting featuring 3 new bubbles from around the world.

  • Villa Sandi Prosecco, Italy – This pale, delicate bubbly is everything you’d expect from an old-world Italian sparkling: smelling of ripe apples and honeysuckle with flavors of plum and a touch of citrus, this fruit-driven, yet dry bubbly strikes the perfect balance. $13 btl, $6 btg
  • Charles de Fere Blanc de Blanc, France – Made from all white grapes from the Loire Valley (primarily Chenin Blanc and Ugni Blanc) this bright, light white tastes of apples, apricot and a hint of honey with a touch of minerality and an affordable price point that makes it one of Wine Spectator’s Best Buys. $13 btl, $6 btg
  • Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut, California – After more than a century of making Cava, it’s hard to deny the Ferrer family (think Friexenet) know their bubbles, and this California venture, started in the 1980s, is another example of balancing winemaking with the region: focusing less on the yeast and more on the fruit of the grapes this Pinot Noir & Chardonnay blend (made in the traditional Méthode Champenoise) consistently appears on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list for its full-bodied pear aromas and soft creamy flavors balanced with a touch of ginger. $20 btl, $8 btg

Tasting: $12

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