The pop, the fizz, the tiny tingling bubbles…the magic of California Sparkling Wine is a must-have for a New Year's Day celebration. An economical alternative to the pricey French Champagne, California sparkling wine is also the perfect brunch buddy - and what better way to ring in 2017 than starting it off right with a beautiful brunch with bubbles!
California Sparkling Wine can pair with virtually any range of cuisine, making it one the friendliest and delightful of wines. So if you've been scratching your head as to the best way to kick off the new year, fret not and read on, we have you covered with six of our favorite bubbles and brunch pairings. Please do, however, refrain from taking these sparklers to Mimosa status, they are meant to shine sans-OJ. Enjoy everyone and best wishes for a happy, healthy, wine-filled 2017!
Iron Horse Vineyards, “Brut X”, Green Valley
Dry to the bone and extremely expressive. Raspberry, custard, and hazelnut.
For the last nine-plus years, I have been pursuing my passion/obsession for wine. Starting in Southern CA, I learned the basics of regions, varietals, and tasting techniques while serving as Marketing & Sales Manager for Winestyles locations. Following my pursuit for higher wine education, I relocated to the Bay Area in 2010 where I worked in various glamorous capacities including “slinging wine” behind the bar, and “warehouse rat” in Sonoma. I worked and studied my way to Director of Wine Events, coordinating events and tastings with local Napa and Sonoma wineries. I last served as Director of Wine managing a 48 wine by the glass tasting menu, in addition to cultivating an international bottle program. I am proudly WSET Level II Certified, and am currently continuing my pursuit of higher wine education.
“I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.”
-MIGUEL DE CERVANTES