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Bottle poppin’: Champagne and sparkling wine guide for holiday 2012

Poppin’ bottles is an essential activity during the holiday season. Not sure what bubbly to choose from? If style, taste and cost are your concerns, we’ve got you covered. From sparklers to finer apertifs, if champagne is a must for the toast, we’ve made the choice simple.

Perrier-Jouët 2002, the famous flowered bottle of champagne, is made of fresh fruit and flower notes with a hint of citrus and vanilla.


Veuve Clicquot
boasts of fruity flavors — apricot and peach — and vanilla pastry.

Moët-Chandon Rosé Imperial is a product of one of the largest estates in the Champagne region of France. It evokes strawberry aromas and is infused with raspberry, fig, cherry and a touch of spice.

Piper Sonoma Cuvée Brut is for the enthusiast in the mood for a crisp, creamy and zesty: green apple, anise and mineral flavors.

Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée 2008 comes from the Green Valley AVA of Sonoma County and is made with Pinot Noir grapes, revealing a creamy texture.