Drink This Now: Gabrielle Blanc de Blancs

By Greg Ferro

Published on December 19, 2012

Bubbly flows freely this time of year—it's as much a part of the holidays as snowmen and reindeer. And if you're like me, toasting the season with family and friends means you're likely to be drinking a bit more than usual, so you don't want to be hoisting anything that's too heavy in your coupe. I recently found a light-bodied, beautifully smooth sparkling wine that has a hint of fruit at its finish; an ideal holiday spirit: Gabrielle Blanc de Blancs. Created at America's oldest winery, Brotherhood Farm in New York's Hudson Valley, Gabrielle hit the market in Manhattan about a year ago, and now can be purchased online. And like its Italian cousin, Prosecco, it's inexpensive, which makes it that much more appealing during the season of spending.