The Best Bubbles for Every Occasion This Holiday

Posted by Ann Brydle on
DipWSET, Certified Sommelier (CMS), Certified Sherry Professional, French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar

Sparkling wines don’t have to be reserved for only the biggest celebrations. All your moments, big and small, deserve to be toasted with something fizzy.

Stop waiting for the perfect time to pop some bubbles and start making all your moments special! We’ve got an endless range of bubbles to explore, so let us help you pick the best one for every occasion.

Brunching with Friends

Cheers with mimosa's in flute glasses amongst friends

It’s your turn to host brunch club with your friends, and of course you need wow them with a Mimosa bar! You’ve got all manner of juices and garnishes, but which bubbles should you serve? Since you’re mixing with juice, it’s best to stick with Prosecco or a similar wine that will blend well with sweet and fruity flavours. We love Fiol Prosecco or the local Unsworth Charme de L’Ile.

Fiol Prosecco bottle

Fiol Prosecco

FIOL Classic is an award winning, refreshing and smooth expression of the Glera grape, beautifully balanced and versatile. With limited acidity and a moderate alcohol content, our FIOL Prosecco Extra Dry is lively and refreshing on the palate.

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Unsworth Vineyards bubbly is local to Vancouver Island and tasty

Unsworth Charme de L'ile

A vibrant blend of mostly Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir with a smattering of other cool climate grape varieties. Made in the Charmat Method of sparkling wine production, Charme is our local alternative to Prosecco. It is fruit forward on the nose and dry on the palate resulting in a quintessential island bubble.

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Celebrating an Engagement

Engaged with a toast of champagne

When love is in the air, there really isn’t a better way to celebrate than with a great sparkling wine. When you’re having an intimate toast, just you and your partner, go head and splurge on a real deal Champagne like Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label. And when it’s time to cheers with your closest friends and family, you can recreate the Champagne experience on a budget with Ferrari Trento Brut or Gerard Bertrand An 825 Heritage Crémant de Limoux.

 

VEUVE CLICQUOT BRUT YELLOW LABEL CHAMPAGNE

Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne

The fruit aromas in Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rose has been boosted to sensational new levels. Veuve Clicquot’s signature Pinot Noir is given a new versatility with the higher dosage, while the greater presence of Meunier emphasizes fresh, fruity, gourmand notes.

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Ferrari Trento Brut bottle

Ferrari Trento Brut

Harmonious and well-balanced, with a faint suggestion of ripe fruit and attractive hints of crusty bread.

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Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 825 Cremant de Limoux Brut

Gerard Bertrand Heritage An 825 Cremant de Limoux Brut

A beautiful, golden yellow colour. Complex, aromatic nose revealing hints of white flower, with hints of honey, green apple and toast. Crisp, elegant structure on the palate, where the fine texture of the bubbles complements the wine naturally.

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At Home Mixology

Champagne and sparkling wine cocktails made at home with food on a table

You love a fancy cocktail but wearing anything other than sweatpants is simply a no-go these days. So you’re opting to craft the perfect drink in the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s a Sbagliato, Aperol Spritz, or a creation of your own, a simple bubble is all you need. Henkell Trocken will get the job done, but if you’re more partial to a high-end experience, even in your sweats, we recommend the organic and vegan Parés Baltà Cava Brut.

Henkell Trocken

Henkell Trocken

Henkell Trocken fizzes with delicate, long-lasting bubbles for a glassful of glamour. Its finely arranged, harmonic composition makes for a well-rounded, fully developed taste experience.

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Pares Balta Cava Brut bottle

Parés Baltà’s Cava Brut

Parés Baltà’s Brut cava is a blend of the three traditional varieties of the Penedès: Parellada, Macabeu and Xarel·lo. The parellada, from the highest mountains of the region, provides the freshness, the macabeu gives us the fruit and the xarel·lo gives us the body. Aroma of medium intensity, with notes of pastries combined with white fruits (pear, apple) and floral hints.

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Friendsmas

three women drinking bubbly from coupe glasses with red reindeer antlers

Hosting a Friendsmas gathering over the holidays is such a special way to celebrate. Bringing together your oldest pals, your closest confidants, and your chosen family is certainly worthy of bubbles! Villa Conchi Cava Seleccion is made for catching up and belly laughs. This festive fizz is delightfully fruity and has a warming toasty flavour that everyone will enjoy.

Villa Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion

Villa Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion

Good aromatic intensity with fruity and toasted notes. The palate is fresh, warm, pleasant and round with a long finish. Best enjoyed with good, cheery company.

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Meeting the Parents

Couple at a dinner table meeting the parents for the first time

Meeting the parents is a big deal and picking just the right sparkle can really help when you’re trying to make the best impression possible. So if you want to stand out and get on your future in-laws good side, bring them one of our local faves. Steller’s Jay Mountain Jay Brut is a particularly tasty treat that is sure to dazzle.

Steller's Jay Mountain Jay Brut

Steller's Jay Mountain Jay Brut

Aromas of citrus and green apple, with hints of biscuits and semi-toasted almonds. The palate is crisp and clean with a pleasant and persistent mousse, while the refreshing acidity provides a long, clean finish. A well-orchestrated blend of 38% Chardonnay, 34% Pinot Blanc, and 28% Pinot Noir

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Reconnecting with Loved Ones

Friends cheers their coupe glasses with a sparkling wine cocktail

What better accompaniment to reconnecting with friends and family than a little bit of bubble! After such a long time apart, you’ll definitely want to raise a toast to coming together with Indigenous World Winery’s Ho-We-Nam Ho-We-Nam Muscat blend. This low alcohol and slightly sweet fizz is the perfect compliment to celebrating the people you love and miss the most.

Villa Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion

Ho We Nam Ho We Nam Sparkling

Ho-We-Nam Ho-We-Nem is a Charmat method sparkling wine made from a blend of Pinot Blanc and estate grown Muscat. A combination of bright tropical fruits and white grapefruit aromatics lead on the nose, and carry through to the palate where they are complimented by notes of honeydew and gala apples.

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