Editor’s Note: This weekly sponsored column is written by Arash Tafakor, owner of When I first was introduced to Gruet sparkling wines, I was a bit skeptical about the grapes being from New Mexico. New Mexico isn’t exactly known for top quality wine growing, but once I tasted these sparkling wines, I was astonished by how well-made they were.

Using the same method as champagne, this rosé is under 20 dollars, and is an excellent value at the price point. Exhibiting a bright floral nose and hints of strawberry, raspberry and cherry, this sparkling rosé will be a perfect match for Valentine’s Day.

Simonnet-Febvre Crémant De Bourgogne Brut Rose Burgundy, France

This sparkling rosé is a perfect alternative from your pricey rosé champagne. Made in Burgundy, France, this sparkling rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes.

A fresh a vivacious style showing powerful aromas of red fruit, fine bubbles, and a beautiful rosé color this sparkling rosé is a great match for an aperitif or a chocolate dessert. It retails for about 25 dollars.

Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rosé Champagne, France

The real deal Rosé, Moet has been producing top Rosé champagne for decades now. This is the perfect Rosé champagne to really impress your valentine.  Made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, this Rosé has flamboyant color and delicious red fruit that will pair with anything sweet to cap off the perfect Valentine’s Day.

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