Tis the Season for Bubbles


The holidays and New Year's are the perfect time to pop open some bubbly, however, I drink it every chance I get. Most recently, at my blogiversary party.

Hell, it even has it's own Day on October 26 this year. ICYMI I wrote all about Champagne that day.

And let's be clear, not all bubbles are Champagne. Most of the sparkling wine that's typically enjoyed isn't Champagne at all. Prosecco and Cava are common, everyday priced sparkling wines that meet everyone's budget. There are some nice ones too! One of my favorite Cavas is from New Mexico. Yep, NM. Gruet Winery from Albuquerque produces a nice sparkling for around $15!

As we're gearing up for the holiday season and hosting, or just attending, all those parties, don't forget the sparkling wine! It's a festive way to start any evening.

There are plenty of events happening around town so you can taste all the bubbles you want:

Wednesday, December 12 5-8pm- Bell Wine Shop - Champagne & Sparkling Grand Tasting - $25 - Definitely the best bet for tasting as many as possible. They'll be pouring 40 different sparkling wines for only $25! They host a monthly Grand Tasting and it's not to be missed.

Saturday, December 15 1-4pm - Tallula & EatBar - 6th Annual Holiday Sparkler Tasting - $30 - What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, tasting two dozen sparkling wines and take a few bottles home at a special price.

Monday, December 31 6-8pm - Screwtop Wine Bar - Bubble Bash - $29.99 - It's a NYE pre-party!! Taste 30 sparkling wines before heading out for the night. That's a pregame if I've ever seen one!

Get out there and enjoy this festive time and pop that sparkling!


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