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5 Bottles of Bubbly to Ring in 2012

Local culinary favorite Julienne recommends five New Year’s Eve sparkling beverages, four of which they carry, for different price points and palates.

Tis the season for fun, sparkling drinks and Kate Bartscherer, manager of 25-year favorite , has the skinny on five kinds of bubbles to fill your glass on New Year’s Eve.

  • Jean Philippe 2008 (Brut): This fine but affordable French bottle likely resembles most champagne you have had.
  • La Marca (Prosecco): This classic Italian sparkling wine is bellissimo!
  • Schramsberg 2007 (Blanc de Noirs): You can’t go wrong with this Napa white sparkling wine made with Pinot Noir grapes.
  • Codorniu Cava (Pinot Noir Brut): For something different, try this sparkling rosé from Spain that is made with Pinot Noir grapes.
  • Veuve Clicquot: Julienne does not carry this high-end champagne label, but you could try picking it up at or another local wine seller. Veuve is correctly referred to as champagne, since it comes from the Champagne region of France.

When buying bubbly, remember that a Brut is dry while an Asti or Demi-sec are sweet.

Julienne opens at 8 a.m. Saturday and will close early around 4 p.m. They are also offering 10 percent off all their bottles of bubbly—champagne, sparkling wine, Prosecco, and cava.

Please remember to drink responsibly and have a designated driver if you are drinking.

What kind of bubbly do you like to have on New Year's Eve?

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