The Best Bottles Of Bubbly For The Holidays According To Sommelier Rebecca Phillips

As Seen In Gotham Magazine November 2022

By Haley Bosselman 

“Festivities coincide with plenty of smaller special moments: bursts of laughter, warm embraces, thoughtful toasts, heartwarming memories. We also like to think a bottle pop is just as warranted on this list, which makes champagnes and sparkling wines all the more important for the holiday season.

But for these moments, you need an equally special bottle. For that decision, we’ve entrusted the expertise of Los Angeles sommelier Rebecca Phillips.”

“Between bringing her vino expertise to social media and to elevate her business endeavors, Phillips enlightened Modern Luxury with five sparkling bottles fit for holiday celebrations whether you’re looking for something natural, unique, pink or classic. Read below for her explanations to find your perfect choice.”

Graham Beck NV Brut

“‘Methode Cap Classique’ is South Africa’s term for sparkling wine that is made in the traditional, or ‘Champagne,’ method. This blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay starts with tart citrus, ripe peaches, and almond blossom that lead to a medium bodied wine with a slightly creamy texture. It also happens to be nicknamed “President’s Choice” because it was served at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration and was Barack Obama’s choice for toasting his win on election night in 2008.”

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