Now that the best Champagne houses built estates in the Napa Valley, we can enjoy the Champagne taste for less. My favorite is the Roederer Estate Brut, the first California sparkling wine produced by Champagne Louis Roederer.
Mumm Napa is a popular choice amongst Champagne lovers. Looking at the comments on Wine.com, it proves my point that Champagne and sparkling wines made using the methode champenoise pair well with almost every meal.
I read great reviews about Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad from Spain but I never tasted it. Some people rate it 1 point better than my Roederer Estate Brut
My most intriguing discovery is certainly a red sparkling wine. I never made a toast to a glass of sparkling Shiraz. The sparkling Shiraz by Seaview from Australia pairs well with a hearty dish. Other wine makers also make sparkling Shiraz. This is something to bring as a hostess gift to lovers of Shiraz.
Seaview Brut is a white sparkling wine made with the authentic methode champenoise. It is more my taste.
You can see that you do not have to break the bank to enjoy a divine bubbling toast. Happy New Year! I wish you health, joy and happiness for 2009.