Sparkling-sweet New Year
The Blue Nun white sparkling wine is light and fresh with tropical-fruit aromas and golden color. The Blue Nun Rosé is pretty and aromatic, perfect as an aperitif for the special evening. NIS 55.
Made from apple cider and filtered through gold threads, the peachy Diva Cosmopolitan Celebration Edition from Riga is kosher and wonderful with desserts. NIS 25.
JP Chenet ice edition, Rose and White
Open the party with these white and rosé medium-sweet sparkling French wines. The rosé is a pretty and attractive salmon color, with a rich fruity aroma. Serve chilled in a red-wine glass over three ice cubes. The Ice White has floral aromas with lovely tropical fruit flavors and smooth-mineral mouth. If you still have traditional wide champagne glasses, this is the wine to serve in them. NIS 35.
Made from aromatic Muscato grapes, Martini Asti is sweet with hints of honey and peach aromas as well as pineapple and mango. A lovely sweet wine for those with a sweet tooth. Serve well chilled. NIS 70.
Tommasi Pinot Noir Brut
This traditional wine from the Tommasi Valpolicella Classico wine region in northern Italy is a lovely dry sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. The wine is very elegant and fresh, well balanced with nice acidity, and rich fruity aromas. Excellent choice for NIS 69.
Last but certainly not least, and in fact, from this list, definitely our favorite, the No. 1 Israeli sparkling wine is Gamla Brut by Golan Heights. The Gamla Hashmura NV is a dry and lovely blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay made in the champagne method aged at least 12 months in the bottle. The dry aromatic wine makes for a perfect aperitif but is also a wonderful accompaniment for a celebratory New Year dinner – my choice for this year. NIS 75.