Just in time for that New Year's Eve trip to the liquor store: an affordable bottle of bubbly

Christmas may have come and gone, but it's still the holiday season and so there's really no good reason to stop the revelry at this point. New Year's Eve is a few days away, and we might as well keep the bubbles flowing until then. Champagne has its place for special toasting, of course, but for a crowd or a festive brunch or just to keep the days ticking over until the apple drops try this elegant Prosecco that charmed our judges' picky palates. Named for the motorized boats that once swooshed along  Venetian canals, this is distinctive Prosecco that's alive with flavour and finesse. Foamy in the class, aromas of nuts and lemon curd prepare the tastebuds for a surge of peach, almond and citrus peel.   Well defined acidity gives line and length to this dry sparkling wine that's a sizeable notch up from the rest of the Prosecco pack.  Pour with garlic-sautéed gambas or brunch frittata. Vaporetto Prosecco Brut DOC Italy $17.29