What does New Year’s Eve, a birthday and a marriage have in common? Why some bubbly, of course! Precious memories are made when wine glasses are touched in celebration, toasting the newlywed couple, a new job or the New Year. While some insist on French champagne (Dom Perignon, Moet & Chandon, Taittinger and Louis Roderer), a more affordable option is Prosecco (La Marca), a white sparkling wine produced in Italy. White and rosé sparkling wines can be found in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and, of course, from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys in the USA (J Vineyards & Winery, Mumm, Gloria Ferrer).
San Francisco based Martinelli’s Sparkling Ciders provide a great opportunity to include children in your celebration with plenty of bubbles without the alcohol. Consider trying their new Sparkling Blush cider which combines apple and raspberry juice. Their apple cranberry and apple grape ciders are very popular as well.
If champagne, sparkling wines or ciders trigger acid irritation, try Prelief®, a medical food for the dietary management of interstitial cystitis. Three caplets will reduce up to 90% of the acid in apple cider and up to 80% of the acid in 4oz glass of chardonnay.