Have a Boozy Christmas and New Year: Five Sparkling Wine Gift Ideas 2021-12-10
What exactly is sparkling wine?
Sparkling wine makes a perfect Christmas or New Year gift for your special one. But what exactly is sparkling wine? Sparkling wine refers to all categories of bubbly wine.
Many types of sparkling wine come from different parts of the world, i.e. France, Italy, Spain, Australia, etc. Champagne may be the first that comes to mind. In fact, around 300 million bottles of Champagne are consumed every year in the US. However, other varieties of sparkling wine are fast growing in popularity.
The Brewing Process
Sparkling wines undergo two fermentations. The first is to make grape juices into still wine without any bubbles. Another fermentation follows to convert the base wine into bubbling wine by adding yeast and sugar.
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History has made Champagne popular. It is the drink associated with parties of the royal courts and aristocracy of Europe since the 18th century. Champagne often exhibits almond-like flavors, with subtle orange-zest and white cherry notes. While Champagne is the go-to for many when it comes to sparkling wines, they may be unaware of the other sparkling wine options they have when browsing for gifts to buy online.
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Prosecco is a dry, brut-style wine made from grapes grown primarily in Italy's Veneto region. It has flavors reminiscent of green apples, honeydew melon, pear, and honeysuckle. It is growing in popularity as it is a versatile wine, ideal as an aperitif, for parties and events. Prosecco is also more affordable than Champagne, making it an ideal choice if you want to buy something classy online, but aren’t looking to pay top dollar for it.
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Rosé is pink-colored sparkling wine. It is often more powerful in flavor than your regular sparkling wines, thanks to the punch packed by the still red wine. Winemakers generally blend 15 percent of still red wine into the final sparkling rosé wine production. Rosés have a red fruit aroma, such as strawberries or raspberries. Generally, they are great as an afternoon drink, can be paired with heavier meat dishes, or even be a light, after-dinner dessert drink.
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Brut is the French word for dry. As such, brut sparkling wine refers to a dry sparkling wine. When winemakers make brut wine, very little sugar is added to the bottle in the second fermentation. This will make brut dry and sharp to the palate and emanate aromas of nuts, brioche, and flowers backed by fruit-forward notes of apple and pear. Brut is the drink of choice for a New Year's party or really any celebration for that matter. This makes it a solid sparkling wine when looking for a gift to buy.
Cava is a sparkling wine from Spain and is made using the same methods to create Champagne. Cava is suitable for any occasion, whether it be a welcome drink at a party, celebrating Christmas or the New Year, or serving it with the dessert portion of the meal. Cava is generally less acidic than Champagne and has a complex flavor. Depending on its age, Cava may have notes of citrus and other Mediterranean fruits.
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The Spirit of Giving
Without a doubt, Champagne remains a popular choice for presents and celebrations. When choosing what to buy online this holiday, it might be time to spread the Christmas cheer and welcome the New Year with a different choice of sparkling wine.
At RNG Wine, you can shop for and buy a fantastic selection of champagne and sparkling wine online. We will be happy to deliver your purchases right to your doorstep in Hong Kong or Macau. Alternatively, check out our amazing deals offered in our featured promotions – available while stocks last!