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Champagne Direct, what’s the best celebration bubbly?

21 Aug

Champagne Direct, what’s the best celebration bubbly?

We are nearly into the final quarter of the year; summer is fighting its last days as the colder weather starts to take over. As Christmas approaches, at least we can decide on what champagne we can crack open and drink to toast the new year of 2014!


The various quality champagnes and sparkling wines that are available on the market today are so good, that nowadays you can find some great tasting wines at just about any price.

It’s important though not just to limit these great tasting sparkling wines to only the New Year; they can also be a great compliment with selected dishes and accompany party foods very well too.

Let’s take a look at a couple of favourites and how the differ from each other in appearance, taste and price.

Veuve Clicquot Brut “Yellow Label” — this is a firm favourite and a choice of many years after year. This French favourite offers aromatic bursts apples and pears with a clear taste of fresh baked bread, and toast. This classic will accompany most foods and retails for around $50 – $60 a bottle.

• Piper-Heidsieck Brut — this favourite too has a lively aroma of peach, apple and citrus. It also has a great taste of toast and fresh baked bread; it accompanies poultry well including chicken and turkey. This brand can be found retailing at $30-$40.

• Bollinger, “Special Cuvee” Brut — this is officially a favourite of Her Majesty the Queen of England, that’s why it has her official stamp on the label, it is also the fictional spy character James Bond’s favourite wine. Its high quality and has loads of flavours and boasts of apple, honey with a hint of smoke. It accompanies most foods well, and can stand up well on its own when used for celebrating. You would be looking at paying around $50 to $80 depending where you are purchasing it from.

Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut — this sparkling wine originates from California, and probably one, if not the best American sparkling wines around today. It has lively aromas of cinnamon, apples and baked bread, it bold in taste and rich in style and should cost you around $20-$25 again depending on where it is purchased.

But don’t just limit these to New Year’s and spraying bubbles on the dance floor. These wines are great with the food at the party or even with your holiday dinners.