Christmas season has officially begun for me. While I haven’t yet seen the gorgeous tree at the Met this year, I saw Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall last night, a tradition for a number of years. I am looking forward to celebrating the holiday with sparkling wine. I love sparkling wine in all of it’s iterations – Champagne, Cava, Cremant, Trentodoc, Franciacorta, Prosecco, Lambrusco and all sorts of sparkling wines made with indigenous and international grapes throughout the world. You name it and I am up for bubbles. With the holidays upon us, I feel it necessary to drink even more sparkling wine than I do normally. Lucky for me, there is an endless supply. Hopefully 2019 will be filled with all kinds of sparking wine and who knows maybe many occasions on which to drink it – although I could drink sparkling wine everyday – occasion or not. Salute!