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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wine Wednesday: California Bubbly for New Year's

Posted By on December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM

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If you're heading to the wine store this week, and looking for some bodacious bubbly to help usher in the New Year with a bang, here is a superb, but inexpensive bottle of domestic sparkling wine: --- one that everyone at your New Year's Eve party will like, and most probably will love.

California's Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs ($18.99) is the sparkling wine served at every White House reception -- evidence that the Obamas have a damned good palate for bubbly.

It features Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and is a fruit-driven, vibrant, lip-smacking bottle of bubbles, with a gorgeous salmon color and flavors of raspberry, dark cherry, blackberry, strawberry and cassis.

The nice thing about this terrific sparkling wine is that it's delicious all by itself -- perfect for a midnight toast on New Year's Eve -- but it's also quite versatile: a dry but fruity wine that partners well with a wide range of foods. You could enjoy it with everything from foie gras or steamed lobster to meatloaf and a side of french fries. It's absolutely stunning with dishes featuring mushrooms or salmon.

I highly recommend popping the cork on a bottle of Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs to welcome in 2013.

Happy New Year!

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