While we firmly advocate that a celebration is not required to pop the top on a bottle of bubbles, the fact is, whether you’re celebrating a graduate, toasting a marriage or simply savoring a perfect summer day, no other beverage conveys a sense of merriment better than bubbly!
Here’s your guide to five must-have sparkling wines that taste great, are an excellent value and pair perfectly with any party, celebration or summer entertaining occasion:
Dibon Brut Cava
It’s the morning of the big celebration and you want to start the festivities a bit early. Should you? Yes! Perhaps the tastiest way to start a special day is with a mimosa. Mix equal parts Heinen’s Freshly-Squeezed Orange Juice and Dibon Cava in a serving pitcher large enough to accommodate both, and let the day begin on an incredibly festive note! $9.99
Von Schleinitz Kon-Secco
This “German Prosecco” is made from estate-grown Riesling and is the perfect alternative if you’re looking to try something new, but reminiscent of Italian Prosecco. It’s crisp, refreshing and easy to drink, with pronounced green apple flavors and zesty acidity. A truly wonderful brunch fizz! $15.99
Chandon American Summer Brut and Rosé
These beautiful limited-edition treats from Napa Valley are as tasty as they are visually appealing!
Brut – Expressing Chandon’s signature flavor profile of apple, pear and citrus flavors, with a hint of biscuit on the finish, this tasty treat is also a stunning value! $17.99
Rosé – Yes, you should be drinking rosé this summer, and here’s a wonderfully fizzy excuse to do so! This delightfully dry sparkler boasts flavors of ripe strawberry and fresh red cherry. Should you find yourself in need of a fun pairing for a moderately spicy veggie creation, you have found the wine! $17.99
Roederer Estate Brut
California is home to many wines that truly do rival some of the best from the Champagne region of France. This elegant and complex wine from way up north in Anderson Valley is made from impeccable estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. There are deep and complex notes of honey, roasted nuts and spice on a frame that is wonderfully fresh and inviting. We promise you and your guests will love this affordable splurge! $29.99
Looking for more seasonal wine recommendations? Here are seven fun, interesting and delicious rosés to try this summer.