Popping the Best: Novice’s Guide to Sparkling Wines for Christmas

30th October 2019

Tips to Impress your Guests with Bubbly this Christmas & New Year

Probably, you have heard the popular saying that all Champagnes are sparkling wines but not all sparkling wines are Champagne many times. The debate about them has been there since the inception of the two. They are usually associated with special events and days like Christmas.

But the typical concerns are the ideal serving temperature, the exact moment to serve, how to do the popping of the cork and even the glasses to be used. People are also concerned with the type they select and the prestige associated with it. Therefore, this guide on sparkling wines for Christmas will be helpful.

Choosing a Champagne

Many people think that Champagne is a type of wine in its own category. It is well known that it is a very popular type of sparkling wine that is loved by people all over the world. If you are looking for an excellent sparkling wine to serve during your family Christmas dinner, Champagne is a great option.

All of this wine comes from the Champagne region of France, where Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier are cultivated. According to wine experts, Champagne undergoes the most refined processing to give it a guaranteed quality of refined sparkling wine. So, when buying Champagne, it is recommended that you examine these factors.

Look for the names – Christmas comes only once in a year. Therefore, a family gathering deserves the best glass of Champagne. If you are the host, go for the names that you have always wished to enjoy. After all, Champagne is all about the name.

Vintage – as a novice, you may not understand what vintage is all about. If so, we are here to help. This refers to the production of Champagne from the harvest of a particular year. Vintages may vary in flavor and even in the way the Champagne was processed.

Buying Other Sparkling Wines

We have focused a lot on Champagne for a reason. But there are many other great sparkling wines that you can buy for Christmas. Some of the same buying tips apply for sparkling wines, but it is worth knowing the varieties that are available.

Cava – if you are hosting your guest in a tapas bar like Vamos, the best sparkling wine to ask for is Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine that is either white or rose. There are various varieties of grapes that you can choose, but all of them make great sparkling wine that will not disappoint you or your guests during Christmas.

Prosecco – Italians also make excellent sparkling wines and Prosecco is the most popular one. It is commonly dry and sweet, which makes it perfect for those new to wine. When buying sparkling wine, look for the year of manufacture and also consider what you will be eating with the wine.

The addition of Champagne and sparkling wines will make your Christmas dinner even better. All your guests, whether family or friends, will appreciate the excellent food and drink. But the secret is in choosing the best sparkling wine for the occasion.

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