With the holiday season in full swing and continuing through the New Year, it’s time to think about Champagne. If you need a last-minute gift and want something more specific than a gift card, a bottle of bubbles will work.
If you want to share something special with the significant people in your life, Champagne is perfect for that, too. Trade secret: Champagne is a great match with holiday leftovers. Champagne comes in a variety of styles ranging from extremely dry to very sweet. Here are two suggestions:
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, Champagne, France
A dry, crisp style with aromas and flavors of apple, pear, lemon and toast. Available at retail locations for $40-$50.
Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec, Champagne, France
A crisp but fruity, slightly sweeter style with aromas of peach, honeysuckle and caramel on the nose, moving to baked pears and grapefruit on the palate. Available at Hacienda Liquors, Lee’s Discount Liquor, Liqueur de XO, Smith’s, Strip Liquor, Super Liquor, The Liquor Outlet, Total Wine & More and Whole Foods for $58-$65.