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Burst your holiday bubble with bubbly alternatives

Count down the waning moments of 2010 with these sparkling alternatives.

Sofia Blanc de Blancs

Wrapped in a festive pink wrapper, this blend of pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc and muscat is a bubbly mix of dry and sweet. It’s a versatile wine prefect for any celebration. (Central Market, $14.99 for 750 milliliters)

Zipang Sparkling Sake

Don’t want to fight the New Year’s crowd? Order takeout for two and enjoy this light and refreshing personal-sized sake. (World Market, $6.99 for 250 milliliters)

Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Cava

Here’s one lady that you can let the men in your life have an affair with. This Spanish sparkler is dry enough for the guys but fruity enough for the girls, too. Bonus: The bottle is beautiful, so display it as a memory of New Year’s 2010. (World Market, $12.99 for 750 milliliters)

Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero, Italy

This is my all-time favorite bubbly. So can you imagine how happy I was to find that they are bottling it at twice the size but not twice the price. That is something to toast to. (World Market, $14.99 for 1,500 milliliters)

 

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