Celebrate the season with a glass of bubbly
Any day is a good day to drink sparkling wine, but nothing makes a holiday more festive than a bottle of bubbly. Here are some can’t miss suggestions for your holiday trip to the wine merchant. And for a special treat make a Kir Royale by adding a small amount of creme de cassis, Chambord or Cointreau to your glass.
Champagne: Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve and Rose ($65-80) • Billecart-Salmon ($50-55) • Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose ($70-75).
American sparkling wine: Gruet Brut, New Mexico ($15) • J Cuvee 20, California ($30) • Biltmore Estate Sparkling Blanc de Noir, North Carolina ($20).