What can you expect from a memorable party? A satisfying multi-sensory experience with the lighting, good music to dance the night away, energetic friends, and some drinks to set the mood.
And sparkling wines take the fun to a whole new level.
Not as heavy as brandy, nor as "mellow" as red wine, sparkling is a hybrid of the best night party drinks. It is a combination of moderate lightness from the yeast, balanced sweetness from fruit and grapes, and an interesting bubbling sensation in your mouth.
Just like wine in general, sparkling wine is very diverse in flavors and looks. Those who’ve found their flavor can easily take a bottle off the rack. But for those who feel lost in search of a perfect sparkling wine for your party, here are some helpful tips.
Tip 1: Check the region of origin and the winemaker
If you are just a beginner to the drinking scene, you can look for specific information such as regions where the wine came from (whether the region is famous for wine production or not), winemakers with a long history (years of existence and development), or prominent brands (award-winning and recognized by experts).
This is the safest way to ensure you’ll have a good experience with wine and help find the one that is a good fit for you.
Tip 2: Find the flavor that suits your taste
Dosage is a mixture of sugar and wine, or grape must added during the wine production process.
The most popular and easiest to drink is Brut with less than 12 grams of sugar per liter. If you prefer something sweeter, look for Demi-Sec or Doux. The driest is Brut Nature, which contains less than 3 grams of sugar per liter.
According to the level of dosage, you would find a variety of sparklings:
- Extra Brut: high in acidity and bitterness
- Brut: medium-dry, slightly sour, great as an appetizer
- Extra Dry: not as dry as Brut with a hint of sweetness, usually paired well with dishes throughout the meal
- Demi-sec: high in sugar content, usually enjoyed with dessert
- Blanc de Blancs: wine made from almost 100% Chardonnay or other light-skinned grapes
- Blanc de Noirs: white or rose wine but can be made from darker grapes – Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier
- Pinot Noir: red wine made from red-skinned grape
Tip 3: Go with what catches your eye
When it comes to food and beverage, the most important factor is obviously flavor. Sparkling wine is no exception; however, for parties at nightclubs or lounges, a well-designed wine bottle or label greatly elevates the nightlife experience.
At fancy parties, elegant wine labels designed with silver or metallic foil, or regular bottle shapes from legendary brands would create a pleasant and luxurious feeling.
On the contrary, sparkling bottles with a modern and hip design that glow or reflect light beautifully would give a distinctive look and catch everyone’s attention amidst the dancing lights of the nightclub.
Some winemakers like Jacob's Creek even invest greatly in "lighting" by incorporating a light switch on its latest sparkling wine product.
Spotlight on Jacob’s Creek
Officially launched in Vietnam earlier this year, JACOB Premium Cuvee is one of the few sparkling wines born with the mission of evolving the drinking experience at premium night parties while still being able to satisfy all the common criteria of good sparkling wine.
JACOB Premium Cuvee is the latest innovation of contemporary sparkling wine from Australia's renowned and longstanding winemaker Jacob's Creek. Made by a brand with a history of more than 170 years and a profound understanding of wine, JACOB Premium Cuvee is well perceived by consumers and has become a top sparkling choice for parties with friends.
JACOB Premium Cuvee uses the classic sparkling varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, along with an extensive aging time of at least 32 months. The result is a complex wine of brioche and hazelnut flavors complemented with aromas of baked apple and rich nougat.
Overall, JACOB Premium Cuvee has a 'Brut' sweetness with delicate notes, which easily suits most drinkers’ recent taste buds.
With a creative design that incorporates a light switch on the label, JACOB Premium Cuvee will be the spotlight of the party as soon as the switch is flicked.
This feature added is also a clear expression of the “The Most Sparkling In The Night” spirit that Jacob's Creek wants to convey through its latest product.
Translated by Bich Tram