6 Fabulous Bottles of Bubbly

Whether you’re on a budget or ready to splurge, here’s Faye MacLachlan, sommelier at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ont., to help you choose the best bubbles for every occasion.


Cocktail party

$ Tenuta Sant’Anna Prosecco Extra Dry

“It’s just fun—approachable for those who don’t always have a glass of sparkling wine, and it sets the tone for a bubbly party with a lot of  people.”

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$$$ Taittinger Brut Réserve Champagne

“A large portion of Chardonnay creates a floral nose with spiced apple flavours. I would serve it on New Year’s Eve— elegance in a glass for an elegant occasion.”

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$ Château de Montgueret Crémant de Loire Brut

“A crisp, citrus driven bubbly made from Chenin Blanc. A perfect start to the night especially with herb-heavy or seafood appetizers.”

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$$$ Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Brut Rosé Champagne

“Made from Pinot Noir, it has pomegranate and orange peel on the palate with a spiced mineral finish. Works well with duck, and I would have it with my turkey dinner!”

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$ Cave Spring Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling VQA

“One-hundred percent Chardonnay with toasty, almond richness balanced with vibrant acidity and a creamy mousse. Give it to somebody who knows wine but hasn’t tried much from Niagara.”

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$$$ Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne

“The first sip begins with yellow fruit and pear notes then fills your mouth with vanilla, brioche and hazelnut. A beautiful bottle to give—or keep for yourself!”

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