Looking for a less expensive alternative to champagne but aren't quite ready to make the move to Prosecco from Italy or Cava from Spain? Look no further than this stellar bottle from Burgundy. Produced only a few kilometers away from the exclusive Champagne region, a wine with 'Cremant' in the title must be produced in the exact same way as those produced in Champagne. An affordable way to introduce the student of wine to the great Côtes de Beaune village of Pommard is with Jean-Louis Moissenet-Bonnard's Bourgogne Rouge.
Here's a fabulous bottle of bubbly. It's priced reasonably, and it’s meant to be fun to drink. Mostly Pinot Noir with a touch of Chardonnay, this Crémant is full of almond flesh notes and yellow fruits, with firm bubbles and a dry finish.
Duck spring rolls or how about some fresh oysters after a long work week.