Six Bubblies to Put the Sparkle in Your New Year's Eve Celebration
NV Cristalino Brut ($8). One of the best values on the market is this terrific Spanish sparkler ("cava") that tastes of crisp green apples and grapefruit.
NV Vignal Prosecco ($10). Fans of richer, sweeter bubbly will like this Italian product with its creamy texture and flavors of ripe pears and apricots.
NV Roederer Estate Brut ($20). Clean apple and almond flavors with nutty-toasty nuances make this California sparkler from a noted French producer drink better than its price.
NV Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs ($20). Made mostly with Pinot Noir, this Sonoma County bubbly offers a plush texture and bright cherry-berry flavors that pair well with food.
NV Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label ($40). "Luxury in a glass" is as good a way as any to describe this lush, elegant champagne from one of France's most renowned producers.
NV Taittinger Prestige Rosé ($50). The pastel pink color hints at the subtle floral-raspberry-strawberry flavors of this classic rosé champagne that's both vibrant and delicate.