And, even in these COVID-influenced days, New Year’s Eve is coming, and we are still finding things in our lives to celebrate by serving bubbly wines.
To get you on your way, here is a diverse array of offerings for you to consider serving or giving as a gift. If you need more specific advice, send me an email me at: [email protected]
“Celebratory” Bubblies (ANY price range):
Dry—Italian Franciacorta, California/Spain/France “Brut” or “Brut Nature”
Slightly Sweet—Italian Prosecco, California/Spain/France “Extra Dry” (don’t be confused by the terminology!)
Sweet—Italian Asti Spumante, California Sparkling Moscato, France “Doux”
“Appetizery” Light-Bodied Whites: Albarino, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Vermentino
Medium-Full Bodied “Main Course” Whites: Viognier, Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer
Lighter-bodied “Poultry and Ham” Reds: Pinot Noir, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Gamay
Medium-bodied “Lamb and Casserole” Reds: Merlot, Zinfandel, Grenache, and Tempranillo
Full-bodied “Beefy” Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah/Shiraz, and Nebbiolo
Cheers to you and yours!
Pat Dodd, The Wine Dodd