Sparkling wine brings a festive vibe to any celebrations. This Valentine’s Day, whether you are planning a romantic dinner at home or need an affordable bottle to bring to a local BYO, here are five sparkling wines under $25 to toast Valentine’s Day with:
2009 Jagdschloss Spatburgunder Brut Rose (Rheingau, Germany) – beautiful light pink in the glass with tons of tiny bubbles. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberries with a little Fiji apple ($15).
La Marca Di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco (Trevisio, Italy) – light, crisp and offers a pleasant dry finish that’s citrusy and fresh ($12).
2008 Naveran Dama Cava (Catalunya, Spain) – aromatic wine with pear and apple flavors ($20).
Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut (Anderson Valley, CA) – flavors of ripe pear with nutty notes ($22).
Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé NV (Alsace, France) – features rich strawberries-and-cream flavors ($25).
Veronique Deblois, Food & Wine Chickie: Veronique is a food and wine writer based in Morris County, NJ. As the author of the popular blog, Food & Wine Chickie Insider, Veronique shares recipes, wine and restaurant reviews and insight into the travel industry of which she’s a 15-year veteran. Follow Veronique on Twitter or like her Facebook page.