In this file photo, George Punter, (left) manager of beer and wine for Dorothy Lane Market’s Washington Square store, serves Champagne at a special DLM tasting. FILE

Warm up for New Year’s Eve with these two sparkling events

You can get a head start in ringing in the new year while finding just the right sparkling wine to help you celebrate the real deal a few days later.

Dorothy Lane Market and Arrow Wine & Spirits will host Champagne and sparkling-wine tastings on Dec. 27 and 28. The events differ in scope and details, but sparkling wines will be the centerpiece of both events.

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Here are the details:

• DLM’s “Champagne Soiree” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the local grocery chain’s store at 2710 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood. It is a ticketed event, and tickets are available at this web link. The tickets are $50 and include food and samples of most of the Champagnes and other sparkling wines. There will be a “Prestige Cuvee” table that will offer some very high-end Champagnes for an additional fee that is not included in the ticket price. The event will be held inside the store, which will set up food stations and wine-pouring stations on the main floor. The store will remain open for shoppers during the event.

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• Arrow’s Champagne and sparkling-wine tasting will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28 at the Far Hills store located at 2950 Far Hills Ave. at Dorothy Lane in Kettering. More than 15 sparkling wines from all over the world will be available for sampling, and each sample will be priced individually, based on the bottle price of the wine. No reservations or tickets are necessary for this drop-in event.

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What better way to audition sparklers for the main event on Dec. 31?