8 Festive Bubblies for Toasting the Holidays

Pop the cork on the holiday revelry with one of these celebratory fizzy festive sparklers

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Cheers! Prost! Huzzah! Salud! Cin cin! However you toast, be sure to raise a glassful of one of these beautiful bubblies

The holiday season and bubbly go together like a partridge and a pear tree, or fruitcake and a re-gift. Grab a bottle of sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne and raise a glass!

Here are 8 festive (and fizzy) sippers in a wide price range available at private and VQA wine stores or BC Liquor stores.

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Luna Argenta Prosecco, Italy — $16.99

An affordable bestseller; great as an aperitif or with fish or fruity desserts.

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Blanc de Noir Brut, Backyard Vineyards, Langley — $19.99

Langley, BC’s own Backyard Vineyards Blanc de Noir Brut is 100% Pinot Noir. It’s crisp, fruity, and fabulous with oysters or sushi.

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SYL Brut, See Ya Later Ranch, BC — $22.99

SYL Brut, from See Ya Later Ranch, BC, has a lively, citrusy flavour with a hint of cream. Try it with prosciutto and fruit.

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The Bub, Haywire, BC — $24.90

Haywire’s The Bub is brand new for the holidays; made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Sports a cool crown cap and it’s great with truffled popcorn.

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Steller’s Jay Brut 2007, Sumac Ridge, BC — $24.99

Steller’s Jay Brut 2007, $24.99, pairs nicely with sea scallops or smoked salmon, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

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Pink Rosé Spumante, Bottega, Italy — $24.99

Bottega Pink Rosé Spumante is lovely as an aperitif, and the rose-gold bottle makes it a gorgeous hostess gift.

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, France — $69.99

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve is one of the most awarded champagnes around. Fine bubble and excellent value.

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Cipes Ariel 1998, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, BC — $85

Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s Cipes Ariel 1998, $85, is an organic blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier grapes.