Start a new tradition this year and bring in the Fourth of July with the pop of a cork. Don’t wait until the holidays to enjoy sparkling wine — it may taste better on a hot summer day than on a cold winter night.

This Spanish sparkler is a blend of macabeo and parellada grapes with a splash of chardonnay and pinot noir. The nonvintage wine is aged for 15 months on the lees for additional depth and structure.

It’s crisp and lean with light citrus flavors and effervescence that will light up your taste buds — one of the better sparkling wines we’ve tasted.

Sherry: “Semi-dry and medium-bodied with flavors of green apple and a citrus lemon finish.” (3.75 stars out of 4)

Chris: “Delicate flavors of apricot, lemon and a hint of tangerine.” (4 stars out of 5)

Available from $12.50 to $16.

Coming next week: 1000 Stories Zinfandel

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