For a Super-Affordable Champagne Impostor, Look to New Mexico

© bevmo.com
By F&W Editors Posted December 31, 2014

When it comes to bubbles, Best New Chef 2014 Walker Stern of Brooklyn’s Battersby eschews pricey Champagne for Gruet, a much more affordable line of méthode champenoise sparkling wines made in New Mexico.

After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a house bartender’s expert cocktail. Here, star chefs reveal their favorite drinks.

When it comes to bubbles, Best New Chef 2014 Walker Stern of Brooklyn’s Battersby eschews pricey Champagne for Gruet, a much more affordable line of méthode champenoise sparkling wines made in New Mexico. “The wines taste like Champagne but they’re really cheap—at least, they’re way less expensive than Champagne,” Stern says. “They make a few different kinds like a blanc de blanc, a blanc de noirs and one with wild yeast strains. They’re all good.”

Related: New Year's Sparkling Wine Cocktails
10 Champagne Pairings
16 Champagne Cocktails

The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

Sponsored Stories

powered by ZergNet