Kent’s Pick: La Vieille Ferme Sparkling Brut, $14.99

I can’t believe it’s already November, and the holidays will soon be here! With that in mind, I made my wine pick this Reserve Sparkling Brut. La Vieille Ferme is the value brand made by the Famille Perrin of France who are responsible for consistently producing some of the top wines from the Rhône region (think Chateau Beaucastel). The wine is made from 100 percent Chardonnay and is aged on the lees, which helps give it roundness and texture.

This sparkler has a lovely freshness on the nose and shows lemon, apple and brioche. On the palate, it offers peach, lemon, green apple, and like the nose, it finishes with a touch of brioche. There is no question that this is a great value in sparkling wine and is perfect for holiday celebrations.