Sparklers for the New Year

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Nothing says "Happy New Year" like the sound of popping corks and snappy bubbles. Whether those sounds are the symphony of a crowd or the quiet sigh of a well eased cork for two, sparkling wines lend festivity and class to the occasion. And being festive and classy types here at Wine & Words, we're helping out by offering 15% off our wide selection of celebrative sparklers. Both stores will be open New Years Eve Day and we'll have some bottles chilled and ready.
 
Soutiran Champagne Rosé (Champagne, France)— Regular $69.99/ Feature Price $59.50 All Pinot Noir, all Grand Cru grapes. A truly beautiful sparkler for the holidays. Looks great in a pure crystal glass.
 
Pierre Moncuit Moncuit-Delos Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV (Champagne, France)— Regular $61.00/ Feature Price $51.85 A beautiful Champagne made of all Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards. Excellent with food or to begin the evening. Also available in 375 ml bottles for gift baskets or intimate occasions.
 
Boizel Brut Rosé (Champagne, France) 375 ml bottle only — Regular $40.00/ Feature Price $34.00 Luscious salmon colored Pinot Noir made by Evelyn Roques, who has brought the feminine spirit to the fourth generation of Boizels to make true Champagne in Epernay, France
 
Lanson Black Label Brut NV (Champagne, France) — Regular $59.95/ Feature Price $50.96 Classic and traditional, from a Grande Maison that was established in 1760
 
Cuvée No 1 (Marlborough, New Zealand) — Regular $34.00/ Feature Price $28.90 Sparkling Chardonnay in an elegant bottle. One of our favorites for celebrating.
 
Cuvée Number Eight (Marlborough, New Zealand) — Regular $29.99/ Feature Price $25.50 Mostly Pinot Noir gives this sparkler a light salmon color and brilliant food-friendly character.
 
Antech Brut Blanquette de Limoux (Limoux, France) — Regular $17.50/ Feature Price $14.88 This dry white sparkler from France's Languedoc region gives you French sophistication at a lot less than Champagne prices
 
Saint-Hilaire Brut Blanquette de Limoux (Limoux, France) — Regular $18.25/ Feature Price $15.52 The monks at the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire invented the idea of making sparkling wine in the bottle. Dom Perignon stole their idea. Drink the original.
 
Schuman-Nägler Cuvée Rheingau Riesling (Rheingau, Germany) — Regular $22.00/ Feature Price $18.70 A dry sparkling Riesling with all of Riesling's food-friendliness... and sparkles, too.
 
Hillinger Secco (Burgenland, Austria) — Regular $18.25/ Feature Price $15.52 A dry and light sparkler of 100% Pinot Noir (what they call "Blauburgunder" in Austria) that's lovely and lively in the glass and goes with a meal or sparkles on its own.
 
Gruet Brut (Albuquerque, New Mexico) — Regular $15.50/ Feature Price $13.18 Just like the Champagne the Gruet siblings made with their parents back in France. An American treasure.
 
Gruet Blanc des Noirs (Albuquerque, New Mexico) — Regular $16.50/ Feature Price $14.03 This version of Gruet is mostly Pinot Noir. It has a slight salmon color tinge and goes marvelously well with food.
 
Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco (Veneto, Italy) — Regular $19.95/ Feature Price $16.96 Just off-dry, this award-winning Prosecco is how they say "Happy New Year" in Italy
 
Castellblanch Cava Brut (Penedés, Spain) - Regular $13.50/ Feature Price $11.48 Spain's sparkler tradition is made with a blend of indigenous grapes in the far northwest of the country. ¡Feliz año nuevo!
 
Ariel Brut Cuvée (San José, California) - Regular $10.50/ Feature Price $8.93 Finally, for those who want to celebrate with sparkles but can't have alcohol, we have this "dealcoholized" sparkling wine from the folks at J Lohr.