Last minute wine tasting alert! Tonight, at Astor Wines in New York City, the folks from Gruet Winery of New Mexico (of all places) will be pouring their sparkling wines, all made in Methode Champenoise. Last year I wrote an article about a little taste test we did of "budget sparklers" for the holidays. Gruet's Brut won, hands down. Plus, they have a great story. So go meet these nice people and taste their wines. After sipping a bit of Gruet, why not pick up a bottle or two? Gruet runs only about $13/bottle.