I'm a pretty wine-challenged guy, so I get easily flummoxed when I'm headed to a New Year's Eve party and I've been asked to bring some sparkling wine or Champagne. To my rescue comes my buddy Joshua Wesson of Best Cellars.
Josh has an encyclopedic knowledge of anything wine-related, so he quickly reeled off for me four sparkling wines he said should be readily available anywhere in the country this evening. So if you're headed out tonight in need of a bottle to bring to your hosts, your sparkling wine/Champagne worries are over.
Entry Level: Cava Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, $10
Movin' On Up: Mionetto Prosecco, $13 to $15
Takin' You Higher: Mum Napa Brut, $19 to $20
The Real Deal (entry-level Champagne): Laurent Perrier Brut LP or Taitinger Brut La Francaise, $30 to $35
Although Josh didn't recommend any Best Cellar sparkling wines or Champagnes, if you do live near a Best Cellar location, you would do very well indeed buying any kind of wine you need.