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by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 05, 2011
The holiday season calls for festive wines, but champagne can put a big dent in your beverage budget. As a more affordable alternative, James Tidwell, master sommelier and beverage manager for the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas (fourseasons.com/dallas), recommends a sparkling rose, such as Nigl Sekt Rose 2008. "It's a dry, sparkling wine made from red grape varieties, with strawberry, melon and tomato-water notes," Tidwell says. Bottles cost approximately $25 (totalbeverage.net), about half the price of a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut.