Matt McGinnis with “What Are You Drinking?” blog shares his three favorite sparkling wines to have on hand during the holidays.

Champagne and Sparklers

I love white wines and should LOVE Champagne — but the bubbles “do me in” every time. I can’t get past the bubbles to enjoy the wine.  (I know, I think I am the only person in the world who doesn’t adore Champagne.)

But sometimes a girl has to sacrifice.  On Monday night during our wine study class, I tasted a Canals & Munne Cava Gran Reserva that our mentor @BillElsey called “spanky,” a Scharffenberger Brut sparkling wine, and the real deal Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. 

All three were great, but I preferred the Nicolas Feuillatte — there was something on the finish I really liked. Next time, I will carefully open the bottle and let it sit open for a day and then enjoy it sans bubbles.

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