New Year’s Eve Bubbly: Pop A New Cork This Holiday Season

Skip the Champagne this year and try these alternative styles of sparkling wine, sourced from established and emerging regions all over the world.

From left to right: Tselepos / Colmant / Vértice / Barone Pizzini / Fitz-Ritter / Zusslin
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Attention, lovers of sparkling wine: there is good news and there is bad news. The bad news is that Champagne has suffered its most difficult growing season in decades. Rain, hail, frost, and rot claimed large swaths of vineyards, which is sure to put a dent in many Champagne houses’ reserves. Now, for the good news: Alternative styles of bubbly abound and it’s the perfect time to discover them. We’ve hunted down coveted bottles from some of the world’s most exciting sparkling wine regions to make sure your flute doesn’t go empty this holiday season.