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Sparkling wines for your Fourth of July Celebration!
Today, sparkling wines have become much more mainstream in everyday wine drinking and as they should be. No longer an expensive splurge for New Years Eve…Sparkling wines are the quintessential fun to any gathering! With so many choices coming in under $20…cold, refreshing bubbly can be especially enjoyed on a hot, summer day with BBQ, friends and Fourth of July! Almost all sparkling wines pair up wonderfully with BBQ fair and with so many ranging from Brut dry to sweet….you are sure to find one that will fit your palate. The following are a few that I have recently tried and they are fantastic “bubbly”! All found nationwide with price points that will keep your wallet a tad fuller for more fireworks!
Bouvet-Ladubay Excellence Brut Rosé NV
Light and delicate in color. A feminine bubbly rose that will bring out the best in a fruit and cheese plate for sure! Fruit driven with raspberry, strawberry and a hint of orange essence. Crisp with acidity and still very soft. Beautiful wine for everyday sipping. A real show stopper and for $16.99 per bottle, one of the best buys in sparkling wine I’ve seen in a long time.
Poema Cava Brut NV
Cava is one of my favorite sparklers. This one is no exception. The Poema is full of pear and green apple with a hint of spice and lots of creaminess of toasted bread. It’s an absolute steal of a wine at $12.99….leaving you plenty of extra cash to break out the oysters on the half shell for the grill!
Caposaldo The Sweet Red Sparkling NV
Lightly sweet and a beautifully dark Rose sparkling wine. Unique is an understatement. This wine delivers on many notes and I truly believe, delivers to the masses. Big floral notes and bright cherry flavors with big bubbles! Very versatile with food as it’s only lightly sweet, so appetizers and desserts are big winners with this one. Many of you will adore this wine. Go buy it. Now. $15.99.
Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2014
This sparkling wine is all you need for dessert, but if you’re inclined….it will pair perfectly with Fourth of July Apple Pie! A light bubbly with intense flavors of apricot and white peach and Red delicious apple. Very light and delicate but so tasty! A real crowd pleaser and at $15.99 you will have everyone at the BBQ asking you where to buy this!
So get your shopping done early and spend very little on some great Sparkling Wines this Fourth of July. Try any, or all, of the bubbles suggested for your summer fun and celebrate this amazing country with friends; family and “Sparkle and Style”!
Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!
** Wine samples courtesy of Kobrand Wine and Spirits. **