The Best Sparkling Wines for Any Occasion
December 12, 2019
While we often associate champagne and other sparkling wines with celebration, it doesn’t have to be a fancy occasion to enjoy a fun bubbly drink. And many sparkling wines offer a taste of champagne without the heavy cost or necessity of a tuxedo. At Sinkers Wine and Spirits, we have many sparkling wines for you to try, from Lambrusco to Prosecco and more. Here are a few of our favorites!
La Marca Prosecco
La Marca Prosecco is a fresh and bubbly sparkling wine with a light, golden hue. The carbonation is effervescent and persistent. Honey and citrus await your nose as you tip the flute up to your lips to enjoy this delicious dessert wine.
Ruffino Sparkling Rosé
Rosé has taken the world by storm in recent years, with Ruffino’s Rosé at the helm. This bubbly’s bubbles come on strong with a fresh aroma of strawberries and raspberries. It’s light and simple, making for an easy and fun drink. This is a must at any brunch.
Gerard Bertrand’s Cote des Roses Rosé
Hailing from Languedoc, France, this rosé combines Cinsault, Shiraz, and Grenache grapes for a delicious stone fruit and cinnamon taste. Cote des Roses Rosé has a soft pink hue with flashes of orange. The bouquet wafts stone fruits and red currant.
Perdenzana Lambrusco di Grasparossa
Lambrusco is a sparkling red wine, mainly hailing from the Emilia-Romagna province in Italy. The most famous Lambruscos are dark red in color and fizzy, and Perdenzana’s Lambrusco lives up to this standard. Its hue is dark red with purple highlights and a lavender foam, and the aroma is strong with black cherries. This is a great wine to sip on at the end of a long day.
The Chook Sparkling Shiraz
Instead of going with a fancier fizzy drink, you could try something different. The Chook winery of southern Australia has a sparkling Shiraz that will intrigue you. This is a young wine, only aged three years. What it lacks in age, it makes up for in taste, because it spent those three years in French oak barrels, giving it the taste of a much more mature wine. The notes of currant, blueberry, and blackberry go perfectly with its smoky oak overtones.
Blanc de Bleu Cuvee Mousseux
Continuing our trek into interesting bubblies, this wine is a sparkling chardonnay from Monterey, California. It offers all the expected crisp and fruity flavors of a sparkling wine, but with a blueberry twist, both in taste and in sight. Tinted with blueberries, Blanc de Bleu takes on a turquoise color that will have you coming back for more.
Schramsberg Brut Rosé
Schramsberg Brut Rosé is complex and dry, so it pairs well with a wider range of foods than most rosés do. The aroma is strong strawberry and citrus with notes of cinnamon and vanilla. As for the taste, you’ll definitely notice some grapefruit and raspberry with softer hints of hazelnut. It finishes clean and fresh, with a bit of acidity.
Chandelier Sparkling Wine
This sparkling wine is an inexpensive bottle, only costing around $10. It’s light and fruity, with a beautiful mouth feel. This is a great wine to take to a friend’s and share.
Dom Perignon Brut Rosé Champagne
Or you could just do it. Go for the Dom Perignon and be the queen of the brunch. Multiple wine journalists, reviewers, and sommeliers constantly score this wine in the high 90s. It has strong flavors of strawberries and cream with note of peach. The palate is medium body with very fine tannins. The fresh and crisp finish leaves you with a good lift.
Whether you are tucking in for a night at home, having your friends over for brunch, or celebrating a milestone, there are many sparkling wines out there to try—at all different price points. Need more suggestions? Just head over to Sinkers Wine and Spirits to check out our latest selections!