Expert Picks

Want to ring in 2018 with style? Check out six of Leslie’s favourites for midnight toasts.

RUINART R DE RUINART BRUT CHAMPAGNE

Ring in the New Year with the old, in this case France’s oldest Champagne house, Ruinart, founded in 1729. 92 points (winealign.com)

189878 | 750 mL | $86.95

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BILLECART-SALMON BRUT ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE

With a cachet like no other, this is the Champagne most requested by my customers visiting from other countries. 93 points (winespectator.com)

724559 | 750 mL | $109.95

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CA' DEL BOSCO CUVÉE PRESTIGE BRUT FRANCIACORTA

Is thinking outside the box one of your New Year’s resolutions? Vintages is packed with options like this Franciacorta, Italy’s best-kept secret. 92 points (robertparker.com)

105353 | 750 mL | $41.95

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ENTERIZO BRUT NATURE CAVA

A nice value alternative to Champagne for your holiday celebrations.

516716 | 750 mL | $14.95

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BENAJMIN BRIDGE MÉTHODE CLASSIQUE

I introduce this to new customers with a “Trust me, you’ll be back for more!” gleam in my eye. 90 points (winealign.com)

528752 | 750 mL | $32.95

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FOSS MARAI EXTRA DRY

Sass up a New Year’s Eve party by serving a trendy Aperol Spritz as a toast: Aperol, sliced oranges, and this distinctive Prosecco.

729392 | 750 mL | $19.95

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