Sparkling wine adds a touch of festivity to any occasion, making it a popular choice during the holidays for several reasons. Firstly, the effervescence and bubbles create a celebratory ambiance, elevating the mood of any gathering. The popping sound of a cork and the fizz of bubbles add an element of excitement and joy to the festivities.

Moreover, the versatility of sparkling wine allows it to pair well with a wide range of holiday foods, from appetizers to main courses and desserts. Its acidity and bubbles can cleanse the palate between bites, enhancing the overall dining experience.

The tradition of toasting with sparkling wine also adds a special ritualistic element to holiday gatherings, symbolizing well-wishes, celebrations, and the coming together of friends and family.

Ultimately, while there’s no strict rule about drinking sparkling wine exclusively during the holidays, its inherent celebratory nature and ability to complement various foods make it a popular choice for festive occasions.

Here are a few festive cocktail recipes to get the holiday season and New Year’s celebrations started:

Cranberry Mimosas

  • Ingredients:
    • Sparkling wine (Low Alc Mod: soda water)
    • Cranberry juice
    • Fresh cranberries and rosemary for garnish
  • Instructions:
    • Fill a champagne flute 1/3 full with cranberry juice.
    • Top it off with sparkling wine.
    • Garnish with a few cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

  • Ingredients:
    • Sparkling wine (Low Alc Mod: soda water)
    • Pomegranate juice
    • Pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Instructions:
    • Fill a champagne flute 1/3 full with pomegranate juice.
    • Top it off with sparkling wine.
    • Sprinkle a few pomegranate seeds on top for a festive look.

Sparkling Winter Sangria

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 bottle of white wine
    • 1/4 cup brandy
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 cup cranberries
    • 1 orange (sliced)
    • 1 cup cranberry juice
    • Sparkling wine (Low Alc Mod: Soda Water)
  • Instructions:
    • In a large pitcher, combine the white wine, brandy, sugar, cranberries, orange slices, and cranberry juice. Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors meld.
    • To serve, fill a glass with the sangria mixture and top it off with a splash of sparkling wine for effervescence.

Holiday Sparkler

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
    • 1 oz vodka
    • 1/2 oz lime juice
    • 2 oz sparkling wine (Low Alc Mod: club soda)
    • Rosemary sprig for garnish
  • Instructions:
    • Fill a glass with ice.
    • Pour in cranberry juice, vodka, and lime juice. Stir gently.
    • Top it off with sparkling wine.
    • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary for a festive touch.

Pre-batched Cocktails in 187ml bottles

Pre-batch and put in the 187ml “mini” sparkling wine bottles  to keep the bubbles fresh and make something festive.

How to Pre batch cocktails In “Mini” Bottles

  1. Pour out the sparkling wine (or a portion of it) and then add the ingredients and reseal.
  2. Open mini wine bottle carefully to keep the foil mostly intact (and looking nice for display later.) You can use the tiny knife on a wine key/opener and use that to “cut” the foil just below the screw cap.  (See image for cut line)
  3. Then simply twist to unscrew, make the cocktail and then voila, reseal for something fun & festive

Feel free to adjust the sweetness or strength of these cocktails to suit your preferences. Enjoy the sparkle and the cheer!

Year Round Cocktails: More Inspired Rosé Cocktails

Rosé is much more than a summer drink. It pairs perfectly with fall & winter faire! Here are some Rosé Cocktails You Can Drink All Year  –  With our palate profile and pricing, our wine is great for cocktails (and of course Frosé!).  Browse our free cocktail recipe ebooks available for instant download: Rosé All Year Cocktails, Frosé Cocktail Options & Halloween Rosé Cocktails, Fall & Winter Cocktails, & Holiday Inspired Wine Cocktails.

Mix it up! We’ve compiled dozens of our favorite sparkling & rosé cocktail recipes and organized them for you for easy, effortless cocktail creation for any occasion! Enjoy a variety of Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling and Très Chic Rosé cocktail recipes in our curated cocktail booklets – view them all here.

Holiday Food & Wine Pairings | Fall & Winter Drinks

Easy Fall & Winter Parties Blog has loads of inspiration with fun, festive fall & winter cocktails, foolproof wine and winter food pairings, playlists that elevate the party, entertaining ideas, & BONUS wine lover’s holiday gift guide! These are perfect guides for harvest gatherings, grown up halloween parties, holiday getaways, or a cozy winter’s night at home.

We’re committed to serving up the best and easiest ways to cultivate JOY in the everyday moments, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Which is why we’ve put together several resources to make this holiday season a breeze, with more time around the table with friends and family.


Our Holiday Hostess Wine Value Pack is ideal for hosting over the holiday season from Halloween to New Year’s Eve and every festive moment in between!

1 case (12 Bottles) of our 90+ point award-winning affordable French wines for pouring, pairing, cocktail mixing, & gifting (+ FREE SHIPPING!)

4 bottles each of our Blanc de Blancs Brut, Brut Rosé & Très Chic Rosé.  Sparkling & rosé wines are the most versatile wines making pairing from brunch to dessert seamless, and a perfect option for champagne cocktails to add merriment to the season. Beautiful on the table and as hostess gifts, as stocking stuffer wines, as client appreciation gifts, and more –  the *pop* of the cork is the universal sound of happiness – so spread JOY this holiday season.    Bonus – it’s always en vogue and the perfect size for anyone on your list ;)

‣ 4 bottles of Blanc de Blanc 750ml
‣ 4 bottles of Brut Rosé 750ml
‣ 4 bottles of Très Chic Rosé 750ml

Visit our Universal Sound Of Happy page to browse and download our seasonal guides!

Or visit our eBooks page for free brunch, bridal, gifting, and wine pairing guides + more.

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