Wine Experts Say These Are The Best Bottles Of Bubbly To Pop On New Year’s Eve

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“Fresh and light, with only 10% alcohol, this Jacquère-based wine screams après-ski! Pair it with some cheesy fondue with ripe pears and perfectly crisp apples to complement those notes you'll find in the nose.” — Holly Berrigan, sommelier at Vine Drop
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“Even though Chartogne-Taillet is a rather young estate from the lesser-known village of Merfy, Alexandre Chartogne shows just how good Champagne can be without a 1er or Grand Cru label. This glass is energetic, linear, and complex despite its weight.” — Taylor Grant, founder of Salutay
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“[This] is my go-to Champagne when I want to celebrate... Notes of creamy lemon and tangy apple with a long complex almond skin finish. Pairs well with all things raw bar.” — Marissa Reiser, sommelier for Le Moné
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“I really like Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs, which is complex chardonnay-based sparkling perfect for a toast or next to a cheese board. It has notes of green apple, honey, brioche, and peach.” — Tara Hankinson, co-founder of TALEA Beer Co.
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Sparkling White
“In our Sparkling White, we blend chardonnay with a touch of muscat to evoke lively notes of citrus, hints of nectarine, a whisper of melon. All of this dances on a backdrop of effervescence — the cool, electric bounce of frizzante crispness makes for a perfect NYE pairing." — Kristin Olszewski, sommelier and founder of Nomadica
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“A former sommelier from Paris, Alexandre Lamblot took over the Domaine just a few years ago... His 2017 Mouvance is super beautiful, featuring a heavy hand of Meunier, showcasing how the gray duckling grape of Champagne can reach profound heights.” — Thatcher Baker-Briggs, founder of Thatcher's Wine Consulting
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“This wine is both fancy and fun like Molly Ringwald at prom in Pretty in Pink! Tiny bubbles with strawberry jam on toasted brioche, walnuts, grapefruit, and a delightfully dry finish.” — Coly Den Haan, sommelier and founder of Vinovore
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“Champagne is an obvious choice to enjoy on NYE! Immensely drinkable and very festive, it's a crowd pleaser and can be enjoyed day to night. I suggest staying away from big names since we’re currently facing a shortage, so this is a wonderful time to support ‘farmer fizz’ grower Champagnes.” — Paola Embry, Wine Director of Wrigley Mansion
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“I drank enough Champagne this year to float a canoe, and one of the true standouts in this delicious adventure was Adrien Renoir's Les Epinettes Grand Cru. 100 percent pinot noir and so elegant, this is a true marvel of a bottle. Welcome the New Year with only the best.” — Ricardo Zarate, Director of Operations and sommelier at Valentina
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Belden Barns Estate
2019 Blanc de Noirs Sparkling
“This wine is crisp and refreshing with notes of citrus, pear, and dark cherry. This bottle is an absolute crowd pleaser — even non-wine lovers get excited about having a glass, and [it] makes the perfect way to toast to the new year!” — Nia Ruth, WSET Level 3 Certified Wine Expert
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“Most folks won't think to toast with rosé on New Year’s Eve, but R. Pouillon's Premier Cru Rosé Champagne is worth breaking tradition for.” — Allie Balin, Food & Beverage Director at Deep Dive Hospitality / The Wildset Hotel and Ruse Restaurant
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“A sparkling wine that we cannot stop reaching for this holiday season, a playful pet-nat of the northern Italian white grape Cortese from a fun new natural wine label called Bakari... Think Prosecco, but with a little bit more funk and playful character.” — Sam Bogue, Beverage Director for Flour+Water Hospitality Group's restaurants
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