by Helen Rosner It's the time of year for raising a glass, but with so many toasts — to the season, to old friends, to the new year, to all things merry and bright — it's possible that we find ourselves facing that most luxurious of problems: a straightforward glass of bubbly starts to feel just a little old hat. To prevent Champagne fatigue, SAVEUR asked some of our favorite chefs and mixologists to share their recipes for cocktails that elevate sparkling wine to something else entirely. Whether sweeter, more bitter, more elegant, or more casual, these seven twists on the classic put a fresh spin on any toast. See the full photo gallery »
It's a good day in the office whenever we get to do a little wine tasting—even more so when it's a really terrific wine (like Sequoia Grove's deep, masculine 2007 Cambium) served out of a really terrific vessel.
Whether you're toasting a gracious host, a celebratory meal, a visit from a long-distance loved one, or just the season itself, few things are more festive during the holidays than cracking open a bottle of bubbly. Ramp up the specialness by drinking a really good bottle: a Champagne, cava, prosecco, or other sparkling wine that's crisp, well-balanced, and effervescent. A great bottle doesn't have to break the bank: we've collected fourteen truly terrific wines that start at just $12. (Though if you're looking to knock some socks off, we also recommend the $300 Armand de Brignac NV.) See the full gallery »