How to make Valentine's Day extra special: Champagne!
4 recommendations for sparkling wines at a variety of price points
Champagne and sparkling wines are the confetti of beverages. The presence of these luxurious potions can elevate a mundane moment into a special one with the pop of a cork. The rush of bubbles pouring into a glass can rev up a romantic moment, so they are a perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day rendezvous.
Ashley Price from Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors recommends some beautiful bubbles that pack a playful punch no matter your budget.
Billecarte — Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne
“Impressive ripe stone fruits on the nose with peaches, mangoes, melon and cherries. Really upbeat and attractive purity.” $55-$60.
Caracioli Brut Cuvee
“A Santa Lucia Highlands sparkling wine, the Brut Cuvee is composed of 60 percent Chardonnay and 40 percent Pinot Noir and offers a smooth, yeasty nose.” $52-$60.
Billecarte — Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne
“Pale salmon pink in color, with a shade of gold. A nose of red fruits and fresh pear, and beautiful wild strawberry fruit flavors. Voted No. 1 restaurant Champagne in America.” $82-$92.
Field Recordings Blanc de Franc
“A sparkling rosé of Cabernet Franc, different than typical sparkling wines; the finished wine has a unique raw character.” $22-$25.