For many New Year's Eve revelers, the holiday is synonymous with Champagne, especially Veuve Cliquot.
Astor Wines, one of the biggest and best stores in New York City, sells so much Veuve on Dec. 31 that it has cases of the stuff stacked near the entrance to the store. And not just the standard 750 milliliter bottles, either; you can also get half-bottles and magnums (double bottles).
But the world of sparkling wine extends well beyond branded Champagne. Below, we offer ten sparklers -- shorthand in the wine world for sparkling wine, Champagne and other bubbly drinks -- (one of them a cider) that will help you ring in 2015. Since most sparklers are a combination of wines from different vintages, they often carry the letters NV (no vintage).
Click through to see which ones you should try as you celebrate New Year's Eve.
Lambrusco, a sparkling red made in northern Italy from the grape of the same name, often get a bad rap, but younger winemakers are producing some excellent renditions, including this dry wine with plum and raspberry notes. The fizz makes the wines perfect for meats and cheeses. If you like the Lini, Osteria Morini, a restaurant with outposts in New York's fashionable Soho neighborhood and northern New Jersey, has about 20 Lambruscos on its wine list.
Lini Lambrusco "Lambrusca" Rosso NV: $15.99