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8 sparkling wines to brighten up your next celebration

The glitters are sparkling, the champagne flutes are waiting and the lights are already dancing! With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to celebrate with family and friends, take stock of the past year and toast the one to come.

But which sparkling wine should you serve to celebrate these magical moments? Between champagnes, crémants, proseccos and cavas, the choice is vast.

Champagne toast for the holidays
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To guide you, here’s our selection of bubbles to brighten up your next celebration.

Cantina Trevigiana Prosecco Extra Dry

Looking for a sparkling, affordable option for your holiday festivities? Cantina Trevigiana Prosecco Extra Dry, at just $13 a bottle, is one of the best value for money on the market. In the glass, you’ll find the typical notes of green apple and lemon, combined with floral and peach notes. This prosecco is beautifully rounded, with a slightly bitter finish and well-balanced acidity. Perfect as an aperitif, toast or cocktail. Available at the SAQ ($13)

Santa Margherita Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

Prosecco Santa Margherita Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

From the prestigious northern Italian region of Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG, this prosecco perfectly embodies the terroir from which it comes. Its delicate bubbles reveal subtle floral aromas, accompanied by a balanced freshness that makes it the perfect ally to mark the most precious moments of celebration. Available at SAQ ($21.35)

Domaine Vincent Carême Brut Vouvray sparkling wine 2021

Vouvray Crémant

Like everything Vincent Careme produces, this sparkling wine is delicious. Produced using the traditional method and composed entirely of Chenin Blanc, the only grape variety authorized in the Vouvray region, this sparkling wine charms with its subtle aromas of white-fleshed fruit, delicate brioche notes and elegant liveliness on the palate. Perfect as an aperitif or with fish and seafood dishes. Available at SAQ ($21.70)

Domaines Paul Mas Le Berceau Brut 2020

Domaines Paul Mas Le Berceau Brut 2020

With its lovely pink color, Le Berceau Brut 2020 Paul Mas will be the perfect companion for your holiday aperitifs. Its subtle aromas of red berries and blood orange delight the nose. On the palate, its delicate texture, fine bubbles and fruity character, enhanced by a saline note, linger pleasantly. Enjoy it as an aperitif, with sushi or even with red fruit desserts. Available at SAQ ($16.45)

Raventos i Blanc De Nit Conca del Riu Anoia 2021

Raventos i Blanc De Nit Conca del Riu Anoia 2021

This organic sparkling rosé wine seduces with its finesse and complexity. Made from a blend of traditional grape varieties including Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada, it reveals subtle aromas of red fruit, melon and white flowers with a delicate touch of mineral notes. With its freshness and fine, persistent bubbles, it will be a delightful companion to your festive meals. Pair it with appetizers, seafood, fish and white meat dishes. Available at SAQ ($31.25)

Juvé y Camps Reserva de la Familia Brut Nature Cava 2018

Juvé y Camps Reserva de la Familia Brut Nature Cava 2018

Another favorite among cavas, Juvé y Camps Reserva de la Familia embodies the elegance and heritage of a long family tradition in the art of producing exceptional cavas. From Spain’s Penedès region, this cava reveals complex aromas of ripe fruit, citrus and delicate floral notes. Its creamy texture, fine bubbles and balanced freshness make it a perfect choice for bubble lovers looking for the perfect harmony between tradition and modernity. Available at SAQ ($23.95)

Champagne Collet Art Déco Brut Premier cru

Champagne Collet

Collet Art Déco Brut Champagne, with its sophisticated, elegant style reminiscent of the 1920s, offers a refined aromatic palette, combining delicate floral notes, fresh fruit nuances and a subtle touch of brioche. Its fine, persistent bubbles accompany a balanced structure, bringing freshness and liveliness to the palate. This gourmet champagne is the perfect accompaniment to oysters, shrimp or smoked salmon. Its versatility means it can also accompany richer dishes, such as lightly spiced poultry or even fruit desserts based on pears or apples. Available at SAQ ($64.75)


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