Bob’s Pick: JJ Vincent Crémant de Bourgogne, Brut, $18.99

Yeah, it’s bubble time. Well anytime is the right time for bubbly wines, but this is the time of the year when we get all the cool and exciting ones. As proof, the wall that was all rosés over the summer is now sparkling wines. Come in and have a look. This particular wine from Burgundy, the land of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is all Chardonnay and it allies freshness, body and smoothness with hints of flower at the nose, crispness and fruit on the palate. It is a great Classic for all festive occasions. The vinification or elaboration of the Crémant called the méthode traditionnelle corresponds to the (what we used to be able to call) méthode champenoise. Enjoy!