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  • Photograph: Hannah Mattix

    Alternative sparkling wines

    Alternative sparkling wines Impress wine snobs with these under-the-radar champagne alternatives, recommended by Michael Faircloth of Vinyl Wine. Campania, Italy, winery Feudi di San Gregorio brought on renowned natural champagne maker Anselme Selosse to make the splurgeworthy Dubl Rosato Sparkling Aglianico ($50). Instead of pinot noir (the typical red grape for champagne), this surprisingly savory sparkling pink wine is made from the more tannic aglianico variety, which also contributes notes of ripe red fruit and earth. For a more affordable option, look to Les Graimenous Cremant de Limoux Tete de Cuvee Brut 2008 by Domaine J. Laurens ($18), which combines chenin blanc and chardonnay with mauzac, a grape native to up-and-coming French region Limoux. The refreshing, effervescent bottle tastes of green apple, dried citrus and honey. Available at Vinyl Wine,1491 Lexington Ave between 96th and 97th Sts (646-370-4100)

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    Vacuum stopper

    Menu Vacuum Stoppers The old gray rubber Vacu Vin wine stoppers pump air out of bottles to prevent oxidation, but don't look too pretty, while many decorative stoppers fail to keep vino fresh. These sleek Scandinavian wine stoppers have a miniature pump built into the top, elegantly combining form and function. Available at katiewongnyc.com. $19.95-$29.95.

Photograph: Hannah Mattix

Alternative sparkling wines

Alternative sparkling wines Impress wine snobs with these under-the-radar champagne alternatives, recommended by Michael Faircloth of Vinyl Wine. Campania, Italy, winery Feudi di San Gregorio brought on renowned natural champagne maker Anselme Selosse to make the splurgeworthy Dubl Rosato Sparkling Aglianico ($50). Instead of pinot noir (the typical red grape for champagne), this surprisingly savory sparkling pink wine is made from the more tannic aglianico variety, which also contributes notes of ripe red fruit and earth. For a more affordable option, look to Les Graimenous Cremant de Limoux Tete de Cuvee Brut 2008 by Domaine J. Laurens ($18), which combines chenin blanc and chardonnay with mauzac, a grape native to up-and-coming French region Limoux. The refreshing, effervescent bottle tastes of green apple, dried citrus and honey. Available at Vinyl Wine,1491 Lexington Ave between 96th and 97th Sts (646-370-4100)

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