Champagne Campaign: January Trio



Follador Prosecco, ‘Valbon’ Treviso, Brut NV Valbon: A name encapsulating the picturesque, hilly landscape adorned with vineyards and charming villages. A notch above La Marca, yet merely about four dollars pricier. Slightly less sweet, with consistently effervescent bubbles and a more intriguing nose. A winery proudly owned and operated by a family.
Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace, Brut Reserve, NV Since Champagne is exclusive to the Champagne region of France, there had to be a term for sparkling wine from elsewhere. Crémant is such a sparkling wine, crafted akin to Champagne but typically aged for a more moderate 9 months instead of 15 months. Each region’s Crémant boasts a distinct composition, and the Alsatian version predominantly features Pinot Blanc. It is notably fresh and crisp.
Graham Beck Rose, South Africa NV This is my go-to don’t break the bank bottle for entertaining. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are blended together in this cap classique (champagne method) bottling from South Africa.