With the holiday season just around the corner, what are we to eat and drink? Without a doubt, first on Santa’s list would be champagne. There is no wine so festive, seductive, elegant, versatile, adaptable and uncomplicated. The bubbles (Co2) carry the alcohol into the bloodstream instantly, releasing you from your inhibitions and sending your head into a whirl—just add mistletoe for romance. Or put simply, sparkling wine is par excellence as an aperitif and icebreaker.