Sparklers to seek out

Looking to raise a midnight glass? I asked Richard Ebert, the wine guy at Taylor’s Market, to recommend some distinctive bubblies for New Year’s Eve:

1. “Probably my first recommendation, and it certainly would be good for a crowd, is one from Lucien Albrecht, a pinot noir brut rosé from Alsace. It has a pretty color, the wine is super delicious, it goes with a lot of hors d’oeuvres, like gravlax, and it’s quite reasonably priced for such incredible quality.”

2. “I like Piper Heidsieck because it’s real classic champagne, with great effervescence, great flavor, great finish, good value and it’s very festively packaged—you can’t miss the bright-red label.”

3. “I should have mentioned prosecco—it’s immensely popular these days, which is nice to see. We have one called Sorelle Bronca—it has a slightly off-dry style: fun, real delicious, with a nectarine-type influence. People who don’t even like sparkling wines tend to love prosecco.”

4. “One other champagne: the producer is Arnaud Margaine. He’s part of the new wave in champagne these days: the really small producers, actual grower-producers. He makes a really incredibly delicious product—a little bit pricier than some, but still a good value compared to the big champagne factory producers.”