Andy’s Wine Tips

Sparklers That Shine!

Sparkling wines of all kinds (champagne, prosecco, cava, etc.) are not just meant for the holidays. Neither are they exclusive to toasting the special occasions of life. 

These days, Sparkling is an “every” occasion type of wine style! They lift and brighten the palate before dinner, or they can perfectly complement a light, airy dessert. Most importantly, sparkling wine is fun to express your freedom this summer!

Here’s a wide-ranging, short list of Sparklers that shine at Otto’s:

French Champagne under $30:

A.R. LeNoble INTENSE Brut Champagne (91 pts — Wine Spectator)

Fresh and New (and under $20!)

2014 Conundrum “25th Anniversary” Sparkling

Try this one with spicy/Asian cuisine

Great Value Picks (under $15):

Mumm Brut Prestige (91pts — Wine Spectator)


Korbel Brut — CA Organic Grapes (90pts — Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016, #73)

Cheers to Summer!


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