Raise a glass to the new year with the best of the bubbly

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Whether it’s Champagne or another type of bubbly, many will raise a glass this weekend to toast the new year! Brooke Martin joined us with nothing but the best to have on your drink menu. 

Brooke shared the following bubbly and explained the difference between sweet and dry. She also shared the fun fact that many of us didn’t know. You can only call a drink Champagne if it comes from the Champagne, France region.

  • Perrier-Jouet-Champagne
    • Dry
  • Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier
    • Most iconic sparkling wine is made with Chardonnay,
  • Freixenet “fresh-eh-net” Cava
    • Extra dry- bone dry
    • Cava is the premier sparkler of Spain
    • Flavors of lime, yellow apple and almond
  • Lamarca-Prosecco
    • Italy’s most popular sparkling wine
    • Extra Dry
    • Flavors of green apple, pear and creaminess
    • Pairs great with spicy, Asian food. 
  • Domaine Carneros Vermeil “vehr-MAY” Demi-Sec
    • Sweet
  • Domaine Carneros Brut Rose
    • Bone dry
    • Flavors of wild fruit and floral notes

Sweetness Levels:

  • Brut Nature: bone dry, 0-2 calories per 5 oz.
  • Extra Brut: bone dry, 0-5 calories 
  • Brut: bone dry, 0-7 calories  
  • Extra Dry: dry, 7-1- calories  
  • Dry: off dry, 10-20 calories  
  • Demi-Sec: sweet 20-30 calories  
  • Doux: very sweet 30+ calories  

Visit Brooke’s Instagram: @thebrookeblend to learn all things wine! 

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