There\u2019s no debating it: Sparkles are mandatory for your New Year\u2019s Eve celebrations. But not all that shimmers has to come in a wine bottle. As beloved and delicious as Champagne and other sparkling wines can be, swap out this year\u2019s standard bubbles for something a bit unconventional.\r\nBi\u00e8re de Champagne\r\nExchange Champagne for Belgian bi\u00e8re de Champagne, also known as bi\u00e8re brut. These beers generally undergo extensive aging, as well as remuage and the d\u00e9gorgement process of yeast removal, just like Champagne. Try Brouwerij Bosteels\u2019 DeuS Brut des Flandres, or Victory Brewing Company\u2019s Jubilee, produced in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.\r\nCider\r\nCreated in a range of styles worldwide, cider chimes with the cooler seasons here in the states. Gurutzeta Sagardo Naturala Sidra from Spain, W\u00f6lffer No. 139 Dry White and Ros\u00e9 Ciders from New York and the cidres made by Le P\u00e8re Jules in France offer different and delicious sparkling expressions. Kopparberg Alcohol-Free Mixed Fruit Cider from Sweden and the crisp, tart Somersby Non-Alco Cider produced by Denmark\u2019s Carlsberg Group are suitable nonalcoholic alternatives.\r\n\r\n\r\nMead\r\nSparkling mead can be a sweet swap for the bubbles in your midnight flute. Made with a mixture of honey, yeast and water that undergoes two rounds of fermentation, it\u2019s a delicate, dry beverage with a honey-tinged finish. California\u2019s Heidrun Meadery and Maine Mead Works\u2019 Ram Island series both offer quality fizzy options.\r\nPerry \r\nAnother beverage crafted in the traditional method of Champagne, sparkling perries offer a unique, fruit-forward alternative. Produced in the UK with fruit from pear orchards that are up to 300 years old, Dunkerton\u2019s Organic Perry has notes of tart stone fruit and white flowers with a dry finish. For a domestic option, try Sprecher Brewing Co. Perry Sparkling Pear Wine from Milwaukee, which delivers crisp, spicy and honeyed pear notes.