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Sparkling wines for everyday sipping

Yes, most wine drinkers look to sparkling wines for celebratory events such as New Year’s Eve and even birthdays or anniversaries, but why limit the pleasure to a few occasions? We are fans of sparklers for life’s smaller events, whatever they may be!

Here are some wines that won’t break the bank but lend their sparkle and panache to any occasion, small, medium or large:

Lady of Spain by Giro Ribot, a pre-eminent Spanish Cava producer, blends multiple vintages in this cuvee- Macabeo, Xarello and Parellada to create a refreshing, effervescent wine that is toasty and fruity

Lucien Albrecht Brut, a Cremant d’Alsace, blends 50% Pinot Blanc, 25% Pinot Gris and 25% Riesling. They’ve been making wines in Alsace since 1425. This  one is fresh, creamy and subtle. The family’s Cremants are consistently Gold Medal winners in competition

Valdo Spumante Marca Oro is balanced and lovely with two varietals – Sicilian old grapes Nerello Mascalese and Glera, a fruity grape from Veneto

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Wine of the Week – Paul Chenau Blanc de Blancs Reserva Brut Cava

This rich, smooth and beautiful Spanish Cava from Paul Cheneau, who’s been producing sparkling wines since 1976, deserved a place on your wine rack or chilling in your fridge this holiday season as we prepare to celebrate with popping corks and bright sparkling wines. And Giro Ribot’s family has been producing Cava in the Penedes region for several generations. Paul Chenault’s wines bear French influences and are made traditionally with indigenous Macabeo, Xarello and Parellada grapes.

The wines are aged in the bottle for two years. The resulting light straw colored wines are toasty and velvety in the mouth with floral notes and hints of dried fruits and herbs. The resulting Cava is complex, well balanced and satisfying with 12% ABV. Visit www.

Wine of the Week – Lady of Spain, Paul Cheneau Cava

This beautiful creamy, toasty sparkler comes from Giro Ribot, a preeminent producer in Spain where the family owned and operated winery is located in the Appellation d’Origine Penédes. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the South and by Montserrat to the north. The French influence is reflected in its classical style. Lady of Spain is a tribute to fashionable women who popularized cava at the turn of the 20th century. The wine is 45 percent Macabeo, 40 percent Xarel-lo and 15 percent Parellada and is 12 percent abv. Visit www.pasternakwine.com.