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  • With Christmas coming up, it’s time to think about affordable sparkling wine.

    Issue 3939 5 November 2015

    What’s a party without a glass or two of sparkling wine? When celebrating the end of the year, a birthday, wedding, anniversary or special achievement, if it calls for a toast, it’s time to crack open the bubbly. Champagne – the real stuff, sourced exclusively from France’s most famous wine region – typically costs more than $50 a bottle, but New Zealand’s best sparkling wines are more affordable. Both are stimulating aperitifs – just chill gently and serve in a fluted glass. Marilyn Monroe reputedly bathed in the contents of 350 bottles of champagne…

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