Ring in the New Year with these Festive Bubbles

Start 2014 off right with one of these tasty bubblies

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After you’ve celebrated the 12 Days of Christmas, kick off the end of the year with these nine festive bubbles

There’s no better way to celebrate new beginnings than with a toast, and nothing says ‘cheers’ more than this selection of BC sparkling wine, Italian prosecco, French cremant and champagne.

This collection of bubbles satisfies every taste and every budget, and all are available at private and VQA wine shops or BC liquor stores.

We’ll drink to that!

Credit: Legacy Liquor Store

Champagne Taittinger Nocturne Sec Rosé Disco

If the gorgeous pink disco-ball bottle doesn’t dazzle you, then the slightly off-dry, rosé Champagne surely will. A hint for the men: ladies want this.

Available at: Legacy Liquor Store, $90

Mionetto Prosecco Brut N/V

This is the best-selling bubbly from the Italian winery that launched the Prosecco craze in North America. Excellent value.

Available at: Stile Brands, $19.99

Anna Spinato Prosecco Organic

Fairly new on the market and already a big seller, this 100% certified organic fizz has stylish sleeve packaging that makes it a hit as a hostess gift.

Available at: Stile Brands, $14.99

Blue Mountain N/V Gold Label Brut

“Pretty much the best bubble our fair province has to offer” says the good people at Marquis Wine Cellars. It’s fine mousse, with lemon and toasty character on the nose and across the palate, and it’s made in the Method Traditionnelle style.

Available at: Marquis Wine Cellars, $27.90

Champagne Gaston Chiquet Tradition Brut

Likely the best deal on authentic Champagne in the market. “Dried pears, flowers, spices and mint all jump from the glass,” says Marquis Wine Cellars.

Available at: Marquis Wine Cellars, $49.90

Bottega Gold

The bottle is baked in gold colour three times to ensure there are no chips or cracks in the bottle, and the results are stunning. 100 per cent Glera (or Prosecco) from a single vineyard site in the hills of Conegliano.

Available at: Stile Brands, $24.99

Haywire’s The Bub

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes combine to create this lovely bubbly, which is new this year and a successor to last year’s big hit, the original, non-pink version. Try it with sushi.

Available at: Haywire Winery, $24.90

Cipes Brut N/V

With notes of green apple, pear, almond, citrus and toast, this distinct sparkling wine showcases persistent bubbles and a creamy mousse. Fabulous with fresh oysters.

Available at: SummerHill Pyramid Winery, $24.95

Domaine Rolet 2008 Cremant du Jura Rose

Made in the Champagne ‘traditional method’ using the indigenous Poulsard grape. It’s creamy, slightly sweet, full of raspberry and cherry lemonade notes and hints of toast.

Available at: Marquis Wine Cellars, $32.90