The New Year is fast approaching, and almost everyone we know is ready to slam the book shut on 2020. It was an awful year for most people and arguably the worst year the world has seen in our lifetimes. New Year’s Eve symbolizes hope, and we all have much to be hopeful for in 2021. The Covid-19 vaccination is going into widespread distribution now, so everyone has a reason for hope and to celebrate.
The quintessential New Year’s celebration includes toasting with Champagne. According to champagnebaby.com, 360 million glasses of sparkling wine will be served on New Year’s Eve. But buying a bottle of Champagne can be confusing. There are so many different kinds and brands. How do you know what to buy and if you will like it after you pop the cork? So to help you out, the Game Changer Team decided to put together a little guide on how to select a bottle of bubbly you will enjoy the most and make your New Year’s Eve special.
What is Champagne?
Champagne is actually a place, not a beverage. It’s a region in France, and the sparkling wine produced there is the only sparkling wine in the world labeled “Champagne.” Sparkling wine made using the same method, anywhere outside of Champagne’s region, must be called something else. It might be sparkling wine, prosecco, cava, crémant, or sekt. They all have tiny bubbles and can be delicious, but none of them can be legally called Champagne.
More important than where your bottle of sparkling wine was produced is how dry it tastes. The term “Dry” refers to the amount of sugar in the wine. The lower the amount of sugar, the “drier” the wine. Some people like sweet wines, while others prefer them to be less sweet. Often selecting the level of dryness depends on what food you will be eating while you are drinking.
Here is a quick guide to dryness and what names to look for on the bottles in your local wine shop:
|The Taste You Want||The Food You’ll Eat||The Type to Buy||Examples|
|Sweet||Dessert, Sweet Fruits||Demi-Sec||Asti, Moscato|
|Slightly Sweet||Raw Vegetables, Crackers||Extra-Dry||Prosecco, Rose|
|Very Dry||Charcuterie, Olives||Extra-Brut||Extra-Brut Label|
Prices for sparkling wines start around $10. You get what you pay for, but only to a degree. We can taste a difference between $10-a-bottle and $50-a-bottle champagne. But anything over $75 a bottle all tastes the same to us. So, if you want to splurge on a bottle of sparkling wine for a special occasion, like New Year’s Eve, we don’t think there is any reason to spend more than $75-$100. If you can afford more, we suggest saving the difference and buying better quality foods to pair with it.
We hope you learned something about how to select a bottle of bubbly and will have a great New Year’s Eve. Another great way to ring in a new year is spending romantic time with someone special. Game Changer Products can help with that too. Our line of premium enhancement products can keep you performing your best all night long. We just added a new line of honey and candy products that make sensual times sweeter than ever! We always offer Free Same-Day shipping and priority shipping options with and without signature required. Life demands performance, and Game Change Products LLC has everything you need to win, every time. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!