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I’ve got a thing for sparkling wines. Perfect with most meals and a joy to behold in the glass; they can take any celebration to the next level while turning a gloomy winter weekday evening into the turn of the next millennium.

I’ve got a thing for sparkling wines. Perfect with most meals and a joy to behold in the glass; they can take any celebration to the next level while turning a gloomy winter weekday evening into the turn of the next millennium.

As true as all that is I'm still betting most of you will only pop a sparkler's cork on one night this year — New Year’s Eve — so I’ll concede that nothing tastes better at the end of the year than a flute of champagne.

And there is a difference between champagne and sparkling wine. The easiest explanation is that all champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is champagne. What I mean is that if the bubbles don’t originate in the French region of Champagne then the wine can’t claim the name.

Non-vintage champagnes —made from the juice of a number of different years — are the most balanced with a wine like Piper-Heidsieck's Cuvée Brut ($49.95 - $56.99) offering classic brioche aromas and fresh, light lemony flavours with a long creamy finish.

 
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