Wednesday, December 26, 2012
15 great sparkling wines for less than $35
Just in time for New Year's Eve.
It’s time again for sparkling-wine sales to soar as the New Year looms. To help you navigate the sparkler-shopping maze, We found 15 great picks, in a variety of styles, that offer excellent value.
We even found five picks for less than $15!
Segura Viudas Aria Estate Brut Cava, NV, Spain. $9.59 to $11.49; Whole Foods Market on Lomo Alto; select Kroger and Goody Goody stores, Spec’s, Total Wine and The Wine Therapist.
Roederer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley, NV, California. $18.99 to $21.99; Pogo’s, Central Market on Lovers Lane, Spec’s, Sigel’s, Total Wine, PK’s, most World Market, Kroger and Tom Thumb stores, Whole Foods Market on Preston Road, select Goody Goody stores, and Monticello Beer and Wine.
Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Rosé, NV, France. $19.79 to $22.99; Pogo’s, Spec’s, select Central Market stores, Veritas, and most Goody Goody stores.
Michael Flynn, wine and beverage director for the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Courtney Luscher, co-owner and general manager, The Grape
James Tidwell, certified wine educator; master sommelier, Cafe on the Green, Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas
Cathy Barber, Taste editor
Tina Danze, freelance writer
Carpenè Malvolti Extra Dry Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG, NV, Italy. $14.99; Spec’s, Central Market, Wine Cellar at Starwood in Frisco, select Goody Goody stores, Pogo’s, McKinney Wine Merchants, and Jimmy’s Food store.
Naveran Cava Brut 2010, Spain. $11.49 to $14.99; Spec’s, Dallas Fine Wine Shop, Domaine Wine Co. on Oak Lawn, Sigel’s on Greenville, Dallas Central Market stores, Las Colinas Beverage, and Pogo’s.
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008, California. $29.99 to $31.99; Dallas Fine Wines and Spirits on Oak Lawn, Domaine Wine Co. on Oak Lawn, Goody Goody on Oak Lawn, Dallas Central Market stores, Monticello Beer and Wine, select PK’s, Pogo’s, Spec’s, Tom Thumb, Total Wine, and Whole Foods Market on Abrams.
Raventós i Blanc Reserva Brut Cava 2009, Spain. $19.99 to $22.99; Spec’s, Central Market on Lovers Lane and in Plano, the Art of Wine on Preston Road, and Pogo’s.
Alma Negra Sparkling Rosé Malbec 2010, Argentina. $19.19; Spec’s.
Gruet Brut, NV, New Mexico. $11.99 to $15.99; Pogo’s, Spec’s and Central Market; select Goody Goody, Sigel’s, Tom Thumb, and Whole Foods Market stores.
Jansz Premium Non-vintage Cuvée, Tasmania. $20.89; Spec’s.
Jansz Premium Non-Vintage Rosé, Tasmania. $20.89; Spec’s and Las Colinas Beverages.
Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant 2011, France. $24.99 to $27.99; the Art of Wine on Preston, Molto Formaggio, Pogo’s, Vino 100 on McKinney, and Domaine Wine Co. on Oak Lawn.
Raventós i Blanc de Nit Rosé Cava, 2009, Spain $25; Pogo’s and Las Colinas Beverage.
Secco Italian Bubbles Rosé, NV, Italy. $9.99 to $10.99; the Art of Wine on Preston, Pogo’s, Central Market stores in Dallas and Plano, Reserve Wines in Las Colinas, Total Wine, Bear Creek, and Whole Foods Market.
Duval-Leroy Champagne Brut, NV, France. $29.99 to $35.99; Total Wine, Spec’s, select Sigel’s, Central Market, select S&K Beverage stores, Las Colinas Beverages, Stoney’s, Kegs & Barrels on 15th Street in Plano, Richardson Beer & Wine and Bear Creek.
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List compiled by the DMN wine panel.