Whether you’re entertaining at home or attending a small gathering with family and friends, below you’ll find great selections of sparkling wine, champagne and unique bubbly options at different price points.
Having launched in the U.S. via DTC in the summer, Brazilian sparkling wine brand Dom Maria has now officially launched in Texas. Brazilian wine is the next big thing in beverages, which Texans seem to be acutely aware of – with 600+ bottles sold in the first week alone.
Launching with the ’18 Brazilian Brut, this dry and unique offering is now available in restaurants and retailers throughout the state, including Austin’s House Wine, Dallas’ The Village Meridian, Fort Worth’s Thirty Eight & Vine and The Club at Houston Oaks. Meanwhile, the Dom Maria Sparkling Rosé remains available DTC.
Champagne Bollinger and Champagne Ayala
Both run and operated by the Bollinger family and have been creating the region’s finest champagnes for generations. These exceptional cuvees are perfect for elevating all your reader’s holiday celebrations. Whether served at a holiday party, as a housewarming gift or popped to ring in the new year, these champagnes are sure to add a touch of French elegance to your holiday fêtes. These wines selected below range from $55 – $300, providing an option for every occasion. Please let me know if I can share additional information or assets for your coverage.
Brut Majeur is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great, historic House and is the finest ambassador for the House’s freshness and elegance. A blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay bring vinosity and delicacy together in a harmoniously balanced blend. The complement of Pinot Meunier adds a touch of fruitiness and liveliness.
Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée NV $79
From vineyard to bottling, Special Cuvée sees such an extraordinary level of care and attention that it is a Champagne that stands apart. A combination of structure, length and vivacity gives way to bubbles like velvet, notes of pear and fresh walnut with brioche and spicy aromas.
Le Blanc de Blancs 2014 Champagne SRP $110
Right from the start, this wine is fresh and lively, followed by a broad and appetizing palate of white fruit and acacia honey with subtle pastry and brioche overtones. The finish is long and persistent, revealing a touch of chalky minerality, a signature of the Côte des Blancs, along with hints of grapefruit, blood orange and a delicate salinity. Ayala’s Le Blanc de Blancs 2014 is 100% Chardonnay, produced in small quantities in exceptional years only and fully expresses the superb caliber of great Chardonnay from the best Crus of the Côte des Blancs.
For years, Martini & Rossi’s sparkling wines have been synonymous with the holidays, whether pouring a celebratory toast, gifting a bottle to the holiday party host, or enjoying over a holiday tabletop with loved ones alongside a homecooked meal. Whether in a Bellini or mimosa, with appetizers or desserts, these versatile sparkling wines are sure to impress, no matter who you share the holidays with.
Martini & Rossi Asti DOCG $14.99
A classic holiday bottle, this fully sparkling white wine boasts a seamless, smooth, and sweet taste. Grape, melon, and peach peak through the wine’s crisp bubbles. A glass of asti is a sweet conclusion to any evening.
Martini & Rossi Prosecco DOC $14.99
While this prosecco may be produced in Northeast Italy, its dry and fruitful style is adored around the world. Fresh flowers, apple, and thyme first hit the nose and harmonize with a crisp, balanced palette. The elegant taste and reasonable price make this bottle a hostess favorite.
Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé $14.99
This wine illustrates the finesse of classic Italian winemaking, with crisp bubbles, elegant infusion of fresh berries and a touch of black pepper. Unlike its semi-sweet counterparts, this sparkling rosé is drier-than-ever and ready for your friends and family that prefer a lighter option.