The Sparkling Wine You Can Sip All New Year's Eve Isn't Champagne

Ring in 2020 by serving the latest trend in wine at your party — and take our Food Network Kitchen class to learn all about it.

December 30, 2019

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It's almost New Year’s Eve and we have all things bright and beautiful in mind, from sequin dresses to sparkling wine. That’s why we asked our managing culinary producer Dana Beninati, who just so happens to be a third level sommelier, to teach a live sparkling wine class on the new Food Network Kitchen app this New Year’s Eve — hit "remind me" on the app to make sure you don't miss it!

Still not sure about the difference between Champagne and prosecco? Wondering if you really have to use champagne flutes? Or are you finally hoping to master the correct way to open a bottle of bubbly once and for all? Dana will have all the answers for you at December 31 at 6pm EST.

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Plus the class will touch on one of the biggest wine trends of 2020: Piquette. Beverage Information Insights Group reported that bubbly sales were up 56% within the past ten years, and while Piquette is not a new varietal, our Food Network experts have predicted that it will lead the way in the sparkling category this year. Why? Younger and more conscious wine drinkers are drawn to the fact that it’s low-alcohol and sustainable.

Fun conversation starter: Piquette is basically upcycled. Winemakers take all the grapes, seeds and stems (from producing other wines) that would otherwise go to waste, add more water and ferment everything into a new wine.

The results are slightly fizzy and go down easy like a beer. If you don’t spot a bottle at your local wine shop, you might find it in a convenient and portable can. Whatever you do, make sure you stock up, because this low-alcohol wine is just the type of sipper you can steadily drink all day long on New Year’s Eve. Don’t mind if we do.

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