5 Sparkling Wines from Down Under to Ring in the New Year
Regardless of where you are in the world, the New Year is typically cause for celebration.
The prevailing weather, on the other hand, might be quite different. In two of the major wine-producing countries I cover, it’s the heart of summer. Days are long and warm, and gatherings are often informal, even if the events and settings can be spectacular, such as the fireworks over Sydney Harbor.
The time calls for lightweight sparkling wines that are equal parts celebration and refreshment. Fortunately, Tasmania and New Zealand offer plenty of cool-climate options that fit this precise description. Here are five of my favorites.
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