Drink This Now: Gabrielle Blanc de Blancs

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.

Gabrielle Blanc de Blancs, $12.94 at saratogawine.com