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The Perfect Sparkling Wines For Your New Year’s Celebration

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December 30, 2011 – CBS 2 News at 6AM

It may not seem like it with the balmy weather, but tomorrow (Saturday) is New Year’s Eve.

And whether you’re planning to gather everyone you know for a few rounds of Scattergories and Balderdash, or just have a quiet gathering with a few old friends, you’re going to need something when the time comes to pop the cork at midnight.

Joining us on the CBS 2 Morning News this morning was wine expert Ron Breitstein, from Tenzing Wine and Spirits. He had the following suggestions for some fine and affordable sparkling wines:

1. Fantinel Prosecco – $12
2. Sonim Cava Brut – $15
3. Chateau Moncontour Sparkling Vouvray – $16
4. Mirabelle Rose by Schramsberg – $23
5. Alfred Gratien Brut Classique – $50-60

And for your edification: Champagne only refers to sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France. If it’s from anywhere else – even Champaign, Illinois – we just call it “sparkling wine.”