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.

Geert Teuwen / Courtesy Valentin Zusslin
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Other French Fizz

Zusslin Crémant d’Alsace Clos Liebenberg, 2012

Champagne may be the best known of the sparkling wines in France, but it certainly isn’t the only one. Alsace, near the German and Swiss borders, is known for a bubbly called Crémant d’Alsace. Officially recognized just 40 years ago—2016 marks the anniversary—the region has been producing bubbly for much longer. The Valentin Zusslin estate was established in 1691 (it’s been biodynamic since 1997) and many others are just as old. Zusslin’s Crémant d’Alsace Clos Liebenberg 2012 is a shining example of the style: bright and expressive with an elegant minerality. $48 at Discovery Wines; 16 Ave. B; New York; 212-674-7833; discoverywines.com.