Wine Picks Etc

A Trio of Bubbly to Toast the Season: From Cider to Rare Champagne

Parties provide the ideal venue for making toasts in the most festive manner. HOBNOB has three options for serving (or taking to your host): a low sulfite prosecco, a special champagne, and sparkling cider for those who don’t indulge in alcoholic pursuits.

[1] Altaneve Prosecco Less is more. Given prosecco’s Ancient Roman roots, ALTANEVE could rest on the laurels of a wine that boasts the title of oldest in the World. Instead, the modern luxury brand crafts its own sterling reputation by hand-picking its grapes from the foothills of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains (its name translates to “high snow”); the result of which is less sulfites and an icy sweet taste. About $29.

[2] Piper-Heidsieck Rare Millésime 2002 A rare treat indeed. A harmonious blend of Chardonnay (70%) complemented with Pinot Noir (30%) from the same region, this wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for over seven years in the House’s cellars. About $150.

[3] Finn River Apple Sparkling Cider From an organic farm in Washington state comes FINN RIVER Apple Sparkling Cider. Every autumn apples get pressed, and spend the winter fermenting. The result is a golden-colored ‘slow cider’ with lots of bubbles. About $18.

See more recipes and ideas for creating an eye-catching, totally white buffet in 02 An All White Party