Alsace, France

$26 bottle / $156 half case / $266 full case

It’s not the holidays without a bottle of bubbly! Sparkling wine is magical: brightening the room and elevating the level of festivity and cheer. Circumstances may call for an affordable bottle. I turn to Alsace for ethereal sparkling wine made in the traditional method at a fair price. Bott-Geyl’s ‘Paul Edouard Extra Brut’ is a stunning expression of Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The two years spent on the lees lends a brioche note to counter the tart green apple and almond flavors.