Sparkling Red!

Sparkling red wines are a little-known variety of the wine world, but they now appear regularly on wine lists. So, it could be time to bring in the new year with something new! Consider expanding your celebration palate from your usual prosecco to something different. Here are a few sparkling reds to try. Cheers!

Lambrusco is a low-alcohol, fruit-forward wine that is easy to drink. It is labeled a ‘breakfast wine’ for those who like a glass of red with their pancakes.

Sweet Lambrusco is a winner with desserts. Dry wines are great for pairing with heavier dinners like pizza or burgers.

Brachetto d’Acqui is a lighter, sweet sparkling wine that goes great with dessert. It is also lower in ABV*, so go ahead and have that extra glass.

Sparkling Shiraz pairs well with meats and dishes with tang and spice, like BBQ.

How to Serve Sparkling Red Wine

Like with all sparkling wines, serve sparkling reds chilled. The key, however, is to serve it less cold so the flavor gets muted. Try putting it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to get it to the right temperature before serving. To spice up the ambiance, You can substitute sparkling reds in classic champagne cocktails.


*Alcohol by volume, or ABV, is the amount of ethanol in a volume of liquid, expressed as a percentage.