Just in time for holiday parties and celebrations of all sorts comes not just one but two B.C. sparkling wines. Better yet they come in at less than twenty dollars! As you see in the accompanying photo this bubbly comes in pink and white. The pink is mostly Pinot Blanc with a touch of Merlot. This is a lovely fruit bowl of strawberries and a touch of cherries. I loved the pop of the bubbles at first sip and then plenty of cream on the finish. The white is 70% Pinot Blanc and 30% Chardonnay. It’s drier than the pink with a peach aroma mixed with citrus. I tasted apples at first and then peaches or was it a mix of peaches and apples? Either way I thought this is a perfect party starter or add some orange juice for a brunch mimosa. I’ve listed the best price I could find for the two wines but noticed much higher prices elsewhere so shop carefully. You’ll find the white bubbly at Village VQA and the pink at Swirl Wine Store.
Price: $17.99 (taxes in)
Village VQA in Kitsilano
Price: $18.25 (plus tax)
Available: Swirl Wine Store in Yaletown