Popping the cork on a bottle of fizz is a guaranteed way to add a celebratory touch to any gathering. Just make sure you back up that winning sound with a sparkling wine that's big on quality and flavour and the party will take off.
Knowing a few simple tips about sparkling wine will equip you with the right bottle for the right occasion. Whilst most of us stick with the popular 'brut' Champagne there are a number of other choices to explore, particularly when it comes to sparkling wine and food pairing.
Doux and demi-sec may not be your natural choice for those without a sweet tooth, but served with foie gras they're a match made in heaven.
And that's just the beginning, choose between six levels of dryness from 'extra brut' to 'doux' and find a sparkling wine that appeals to your palette and your pocket, from Italian Prosecco to Spanish Cava.
Take a look at this simple infographic from thesavory.com and start planning your Thanksgiving and Christmas menu.