If you plan to drink Champagne this New Year's Eve, you'll find a wide range of unique sparkling options from grower Champagnes to vintage cuvées to limited-release bottles. But if you're looking for consistency while ringing in 2016, Champagne's non-vintage bottlings offer a reliable version from year to year. They provide a good introduction to a particular Champagne house, often at significantly lower prices than the house's vintage-dated bottlings and tête de cuvées. Look to senior editor Alison Napjus' annual tasting report in the Dec. 15 issue for over 425 Champagne recommendations.
December 23, 2015