You say Champagne, I say Prosecco or Sparkling

When you stop believing in Santa Claus—and you’re 21 years old—getting in the Christmas spirit often means getting some Christmas spirits. But what is appropriate for the season? Egg nog is great, once or twice, but no one wants to look too jolly come January!

Enter the bubblies, which are to be toasted with at holiday parties—and stirred into bellinis and mimosas the next morning. You know, nothing goes better with tartan or velvet than the pop of a bottle and the outpouring of fizz.

Quest’s recommendations of sparklers that are perfect (and perfectly affordable)?

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Brut

A sparkler made from Chardonnay grapes in California with fresh citrus aromas accented by soft, creamy yeast characters and flavors of green apple and lemon cream. A West Coast-import that is sure to win the affection of any New Yorker, which is more than you can say for Los Angeles…

Ruffino Prosecco D.O.C.

Introduced in 2010, this treat from the Northeastern regions of Italy boasts a crisp taste and the fine bubbles that are unique to prosecco. Notes of apples, citrus, and pears intermingle with hints of hawthorn, wisteria, and elder as this sparkler exhilarates your palate.