December 28, 2020

Poppin’ Bubbles: 5 Sparkling Wines for Kicking 2020 to the Curb

Sip Magazine Logoby Nicholas O’Connell

“People can’t wait to toast to the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. Good riddance to COVID-19, job losses, social disruption! Bring on vaccines, a resurgent economy, and social comity! Fortunately, there’s plenty of local bubbly available to fete the New Year – there’s nothing like the pop of a sparkling wine cork to get the party started. In recent years, Northwest sparkling wines have exploded in kind and quality, offering an abundance of delicious options in a range of prices and styles. Here are five Northwest sparkling wines that will give you comfort and joy as you ring out 2020 and ring in 2021.”

2016 Argyle Knudsen Vineyard Blanc de Blancs
“Most sparkling wines and champagnes are blends, sourced from a mix of vineyards, varietals and vintages, but this distinguished sparkler comes from one block, one vineyard, one vintage. This chardonnay-based classic reveals flavors of apricot and cardamom followed by a long, lean finish, making a divine pairing with blinis and caviar for a stunning New Year’s Eve celebration.”

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