Candied kumquats are a colorful addition to these celebratory sparkling drinks.
Place kumquats in a largesaucepan. Cover with cold water.Bring to a boil. Drain immediately.Repeat twice.
Add sugar and 2 cups water to drained kumquats in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat immediately, and let kumquats and syrup cool completely.
Spoon 3 kumquats and 1 tablespoon syrup into each of 12 Champagne glasses. Top off with Champagne, and garnish with tangerine wedges.