It’s easy to find your favorite wine on Dino’s list.

Cafe Milano
This Washington hot spot is known as much for its first-class clientele as it is for its wine list. We recommend Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label for those with refined tastes and a love for backstory: The premium Champagne played an important role in establishing bubbly as a favored drink of the haute bourgeoisie. 3251 Prospect St. NW, 202-333- 6183

Owner Dean Gold is a former retail wine seller who has handpicked every wine bottle on his 250-bottle list, from crisp whites and rich reds to pretty pinks. Try the Lodali Moscato d’Asti for a taste of sweet fizz or the Sommariva Prosecco di Conegliano to walk on the dry side. 3435 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-686-2966

Named after American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston’s hometown in Florida, this restaurant boasts myriad creative and inspired libations, such as the Femme Fatale (made with Rémy Martin V, Cointreau, fresh grapes, and sparkling moscato) and Voodoo Punch (which includes wine, brandy, peach schnapps, and fresh fruit juices) that recall warm summer days—even during cold winter months. 2121 14th St. NW, 202-332-9672

Wine director Travis Gray carefully crafted Equinox’s wine list to include sparkling wines from Spain to Napa Valley. On New Year’s Eve choose one of nine Champagnes or sparklers by the bottle, from Schramsberg Blanc De Blancs to J Brut Rosé, or a glass of Montelliana Prosecco to top off the regionally inspired menu. 818 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-331-8118

Kushi Izakaya & Sushi
Celebrate at this Japanese-style restaurant and bar located in the historic district of Mt. Vernon Square. Toast with a smooth Kizakura sparkling cloudy sake, or drink to the start of 2013 with a delicate yuzu-orange mimosa at brunch. 465 K St. NW, 202-682-3123

The Peacock Cafe
Enjoy one of five sparkling vintages by the glass, or one of 20 bottles as you relax in this haven bathed in subdued red lighting. Sparkling selections are picked from some of the best-known regions in America, France, Italy, and Spain, and are also used to make tasty mimosas, passion-fruit bellinis, and raspberry French Kiss cocktails. 3251 Prospect St. NW, 202-625- 2740

Hotel Tabard Inn
Breathe easy and sip slowly as you cozy up by the fireplace in one of the District’s oldest hotels. Adventurous diners can bypass the wine list and sample a sparkling cocktail expertly crafted by cocktail director Chantal Tseng. We recommend the fresh and fizzling Italo-Franco Aperitivo, made with Prosecco, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, Cocchi Americano, and grapefruit peel. 1739 N St. NW, 202-331-8528

Veritas Wine Bar
Veritas offers more than 70 wines by the glass, with an extensive list of bubblies that range from tart to luscious. The wine bar’s temperature-controlled tap system ensures that pricey vintages are perfectly presented, and the assorted wine flights on offer allow for sipping and sampling. Try a dessert wine from the “Nectar of the Gods” flight for something sweet or some of the sparkling wines in the “War of the Rosés” flight. 2031 Florida Ave. NW, 202-265-6270

A selection of ten Champagnes from France’s top vineyards are offered by expert sommelier Ed Jenks. We suggest pairing one of the estate-grown Champagnes, such as the Dumont NV Solera Brut, with a dessert, such as the banana pudding with toasted meringue, brûléed bananas, and banana-cardamom sherbet. 1990 M St. NW, 202-659-1990

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