Consequently, we show up toward the year’s end. It is true, 2021 is going out with considerably more of a bang than a whine.
It has been quite a challenging couple of years, but we have pulled through. If not for any other reason, pop open your bottle of Champagne, pour a little more than you should in your glass, and toast to yourself for conquering all the challenges you faced during the year. Say a warm thank you to it as it comes to a close.
Don’t have a bottle of sparkling? Worry not. We will let you in on the secret of which Sparkling wines you need as you sit outside on your porch, watching the fireworks fly up in the sky after the much-awaited New Year count down. Here are three Sparkling wines you must have as you bid goodbye to the year, and usher in the new one.
Graham Beck Brut NV
Affectionately dubbed the “President’s Choice”, the Brut NV was served at both Nelson Mandela’s inauguration and Barack Obama’s presidential win.
This delightful sparkling wine exudes light yeasty aromas, limey fresh fruit on the nose, and rich creamy complexity on the palate. This Brut NV is intended to cleanse the palate, stimulate the taste buds and entice you to progress to the ‘next level’ in your tasting journey as you savour the nuances and complexities of the other bubblies in our portfolio. When introduced to the Brut NV your love affair with Graham Beck begins – this versatile and engaging bubbly will soon become an absolute staple in your repertoire. Always ensure you have a bottle or several stashed in the refrigerator!
You’ll be in good company indeed when savouring this iconic bubbly.
Villarnau Cava Brut (Organic)
What’s that with regards to powers of fortune and fate falling into perfect order? The Villarnau Cava is beautifully packaged in a sleek minimalistic design bottle. It gives off a bright pale straw colour with a steadily rising stream of fine bubbles on the eye. It has an apple flavour, with just the right balance with its acidity. This sparkling wine is a blend of Macabeo, Parellada and Chardonnay. This wine tastes as beautiful as it looks. It is guaranteed to stand out in a crowd.
The bottle can be a perfect accessory for your décor. Recycled into a vase, the vase-flower pair would look beautiful wherever you decide to show them off.
Classy and exemplary
BEPIN DE ETO PROSECCO Superiore Extra Dry Millesimato Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG
The BEPIN D’ETO Conegliano Prosecco Superiore DOCG is compelling, delicate and balanced. Smooth and sweet, perfectly complemented by noticeable lemon acidity. It is a pale yellow sparkling wine with subtle hints of green, compellingly luminous, with a near-endless bead of the tiniest bubbles. Apple, pear, and peach emerge on the nose. It has delicate floral notes of rose petals and acacia blossoms. The finish is ennobled with a hint of fresh greens. Fine balance, delicacy, and immediate drinkability.
You can enjoy this one with dessert. It is perfect as an aperitif as well. Guess what. Recycled bottles can make very beautiful glasses.
An endless stream of Bubbles in your glass.
With these tips and bottles of Champagne and Sparkling wine, you are sure to make this year-end truly memorable, for you and your loved ones. Happy New Year to all of you wine lovers out there. Have a truly prosperous 2022.