When planning a festive gathering you can serve guality sparkling wine without spending a great deal of money.
Canella Prosecco di Conegliano
This is a smooth sparkling wine from Italy. It is fragrant with scents of flowers, lemon, and lime. The aromas carry through in the citrusy flavors that work together for a long finish. This Prosecco was awarded the Gran Medaglia d'Oro by the international jury at Vinitaly 1994 for the best D.O.C. sparkling wine made with the Charmat method. $11.
Marco Negri Moscato d'Asti
One of the best Moscato's of all time, this delightfully sparkling wine has just the right about of carbonation. It is lightly sweet with a flavors of orange and melon. It has a smooth, soft finish. $13.
Freixenet NV Carta Nevada Brut
This is an fresh wine with notes of fresh ginger. The earthy-chalk flavors are mirrored in the finish. It has a nice complexity and is an excellent buy at $7.
Cristalino NV Brut
Another steal. This wine has straw color and lime and herb aromas. It's a simple wine with a fruity palate with a dry aftertaste. Clean, dry and crisp with citrus and apple flavors. $7.
Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvée
From the dependable Barefoot Winery comes a good sparkling wine. It's perfect for special occasions. It's 100% Chardonnay is excellent, reflecting the green apple flavors. The carbonation is perfect. $7.
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Champagne Flutes (Set of 4) from Bormioli Rocco Glass Co.
If you are looking for inexpensive flutes for your sparkling wine this is it. They are feature a classic shape and will complement any celebration. The elongated shape is designed to enhance and retain bubbles. Set of 4 each 6.8 oz. Hand-washing recommended. Imported from Italy.Please vote for Bella's Wine Site at Chef2Chef.com.
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