"I love to give sparkling wine to party hosts, with explicit instructions to drink it while doing the dishes."
Sparkling Wine Gifts: Top Bottles
NV Casteller Brut Cava ($10)
A terrific wine to buy by the case for holiday parties, this crisp cava has pretty, sweet citrus peel notes.
2010 Bera Moscato d'Asti ($18)
Shout-outs from rappers like Drake have made sweet Moscato a best-seller in the US. This one, from Piedmont's Asti region, has orange blossom and honeysuckle aromas.
NV Sorelle Bronca Extra Dry Prosecco ($18)
Artisan Prosecco is getting much better thanks to producers like the Bronca sisters, who make this floral bottling with organic grapes.
NV Scharffenberger Brut ($19)
Cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from northern California give this wine spice and bright, appley fruit.
NV Jean Laurent Blanc de Blancs ($52)
This elegant grower Champagne makes a great aperitif, but it's also rich enough to drink through dinner.
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