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by Jyll Jara, WSET II

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.
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Oysters Dupont

via saveur.com


Domaine Carneros, “Verméil Demi-Sec”, 2011, Carneros

A lightly sweet and lively wine. Aromas of citrus peel, honeysuckle and white flowers.
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Stone Fruit Trifle with Lemon Mousse

via marthastewart.com


Roederer Estate, “L’Ermitage”, 2007, Anderson Valley

Notes of apricot and hazelnut.
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Mini Denver Omelet Frittatas with Poblano Relish and Crispy Hammy Croutons

via foodnetwork.com


Domaine Chandon, “Vintage Brut”, 2009, Mt. Veeder

Lemon meringue, ginger and fresh brioche.
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Cornmeal Pancakes with Vanilla and Pine Nuts

via cooking.nytimes.com


Schramsberg, “Blanc de Noirs Late Disgorged”, 2004, North Coast

Mandarin orange, ripe pineapple and strawberry. Finishing with smooth hazelnut and brioche.
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Strawberry, Quinoa, and Ricotta Salata Salad

via myrecipes.com


J Vineyards, “Vintage Brut Rose”, 2011, Sonoma County

Wild strawberries, tangerine zest and toasted almond.
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Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Olive Quick Bread

via foodandwine.com





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