Monday, December 15, 2008
Whenever I get my hands on a wine list, the first place I turn is the list of sparkling wines and champagnes by the glass.
Besides being a great way to get your palate primed for a good meal, bubbly is just plain fun way to get the evening off to a giggly, effervescent start. And ordering by the glass is more affordable than splurging on an entire bottle, natch.
Whisk'n'ladle in La Jolla has an interesting selection of well-priced bubbly by the glass and so do Addison at The Grand Del Mar and Market Restaurant + Bar in Del Mar.
In case you're in NYC and want to know where to go for a sparkling start to your evening, here's a great story and slide show called The Magic Flute from Page Six Magazine.
They hit some of my favorites that would make a good addition to a holiday party including the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and the biodynamic (super-organic) Fleury Brut Vintage Champagne and a Juve y Camps Brut Rose Cava I can't wait to try. Cheers!