15666634_xxl Denis TablerCAN OFTEN BRING MORE ENJOYMENT THAN RECEIVING… especially a gift that sparkles! Even better, if the recipient is willing to pop the cork at the event, bring the sparkling chilled, just in case. These three options, all made in the traditional sparkling method, will be sure to please…

Share some local love with Blomidon Estate Crémant. A fun label made with 100 per cent local grapes: Seyval Blanc, L’Acadie Blanc & Chardonnay. Slightly less effervescent than other sparkling wines and lightly off-dry on the palate, this is a great crowd pleaser and a toast to our growing wine industry.

A touch of France … Champagne isn’t the only area in France that makes sparkling and the cost is not nearly as dear. Bouvet Brut is a dry sparkling coming from the chalky soils of Saumur in the Loire Valley. The
Chenin Blanc grape works perfectly to offer a floral aromatic nose and crisp palate.

Ooh la la … some relatives and friends are just worth that rare pause that comes from appreciating true Champagne, even more so if it blushes with a starring role of Pinot Noir, which lends extra structure and intensity as well as the beautiful colour. Elegance in a bottle, try the Veuve Clicquot Rose for a memorable gift!

Occasions Recommends
Blomidon Estate Cremant, Nova Scotia, $24.99
Bouvet Brut, France, $20.49
Veuve Clicquot Rosé, France, $84.29

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