Do yourself a favor and resolve to start 2009 without a wicked headache from drinking too much cheap Champagne.
Today’s Seattle P-I has a good primer on sparkling wines, which includes tips on matching bubbly with food and a shopping list with bottles ranging from $9-$35. The classic example of sparking wine is, of course, French Champagne, but there’s also Spanish cava, Italian prosecco and many fine domestic sparkling wines including one from New Mexico(!) Click here to learn more.
And from eHow, here’s seven easy steps to opening a bottle of Champagne.
Happy new year!