Here are five more outstanding sparkling wines for your holiday celebrations, including two delicious champagnes and a standout California bubbly. For more budget-conscious celebrants, we add two Spanish cavas that deliver the fizz at a comfier price.
1+1=3 Cygnus Brut Nature
*** (Exceptional) GREAT VALUE
Penedes, Spain, $20
This lovely cava comes from one of my favorite producers for bargain bubbly. Made from organically grown grapes, the wine is remarkably sophisticated, with baked apple and quince flavors kissed with citrus and pastry crust. It is not sweet by any means, yet as I sip it I find myself craving an apple pie. Bravo! ABV: 11.5 percent.