Sparkling wine doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s what to know.

As Seen In The Washington Post December 2022

By Dave McIntyre 

“Inflation will be crimping our budgets for holiday celebrations this year, but I have good news for wine lovers. There is delicious sparkling wine that won’t strain your bank account.

Here is a short primer on bubbly to guide your holiday shopping. For a private family splurge or a more budget-conscious gathering, we have options from familiar regions and some you may not have heard of.”

“Pro tip: Some of the best budget-friendly bubblies come from unexpected places. New Mexico’s Gruet winery offers outstanding quality at a modest price (often labeled as American when grapes from other states are used). Laurent Gruet, of that family, is now making a beautiful sparkling wine called Silverhead Brut at Vara Winery, also in Albuquerque. South Africa’s Graham Beck and Argentina’s Amalaya are among my favorites.”

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