New Year’s Eve is Saturday, and many people like to make sure they have the perfect drink to celebrate. Knoxville Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits Manager Debbie Linsley says that like every year, people like something bubbly. Sparkling wine and champagne are the most popular purchases this time of year. She says lots of younger people also will buy flavored vodkas, such as cake flavor or whipped berry flavor. Peace Tree Brewing in Knoxville also has a special brew to celebrate 2012. Brewmaster Joe Kesteloot says they still have a couple of cases of their 22 ounce champagne cider available at the taproom.
In Pella, Hy-Vee Wine And Spirits has been selling lots of sparkling wine for the new year. Thats what store manager June Hartson tells KNIA/KRLS News. She says that popular options include the famous sparkling white wines from Champagne France, as well as other sparkling wines. She says that they carry Tassel Ridge Wineries Oskyfizzante sparkling wine in both white and red. According to Tassel Ridge, for the special cranberry version you have to go to the winery in Leighton to pick it up.