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.

Courtesy Colmant
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South African Méthode Cap Classique

Colmant Brut Reserve

When the Huguenots landed in South Africa during the 17th century, they brought with them France’s traditional sparkling winemaking method. The Méthode Cap Classique, as it later became known, uses bottle fermentation just as Champagne does. Also like Champagne, Cap Classiques are typically made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Colmant Brut Reserve is a classic Classique blend, crisp and clean with a subtly toasty finish. $30 at Timeless Wines; 8043 Main St., Middletown, VA; 800-417-7821;