Everybody loves a Christmas Party, and nothing says party like bubbles…. Especially if those bubbles are in Champagne or sparkling wine.
Of course, New Year’s Eve is the year’s biggest party, but Christmas Day is also a day to get together with family and friends to reminisce, talk about the future, eat too much and share a glass or two of wine or Champagne.
I am of the belief you should drink less, but drink better; so, rather than buy three or four bottles of cheap, carbonated, sparkling wine, spend the money on one or two bottles of really good wine, and enjoy the delights that the wines offer.
At this time of year you can buy premium French Champagne for your Christmas party, as well as very good, premium New Zealand sparkling wines. All at exceptionally good prices making it the perfect time to step up the wine quality without breaking the bank.
The Grocer at Fresh Choice Nelson not only has an excellent range of Champagne and sparkling wine for you to choose from, but, as you would expect at this time of year, also at very good prices.
- The New Zealand favourite, Lindauer, comes in a variety of flavours and styles, like the Enlighten Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris. The classic Lindauer Brut, (if you like a drier style wine), or the Lindauer Sec (if you like something a little sweeter), all for less than $10 a bottle.
- The next step up is wines like Hunter’s Miru Miru $26.99, Akarua Central Otago Brut $28.99, or, crafted by Daniel Le Brun, the master of sparkling wine in New Zealand, the No1 Assemble $28.99.
- Next in line are classic Champagne brands like Pier-Heidsieck GH Mumm, Lanvin and Moët & Chandon for between $50 and $100 a bottle.
However you celebrate at your Christmas party or New Year’s Eve bash, make sure you do it with quality bubbles, shared with family and friends. Most importantly, be safe.