There’s a bubbly for every budget.
Nothing screams ringing in the New Year and festive celebrations like popping a nice bottle of bubbly. While the term champagne is typically reserved for sparkling wines produced in the region of Champagne, France— and those produced elsewhere are simply deemed a sparkling wine— we all enjoy living out our champagne and caviar dreams, even when we're on a budget.
Luckily, there's a bubbly for everyone—from the guy who enjoys a dry Brut to the sophisticated palettes that prefer a cuvée. And, the great part of it all, these days you won't necessarily have to fork over your rent money to partake in the finer things in life. American Airlines wine expert and founder of Black Wine Professionals, Julia Coney, recently let us in on some of the best sparkling wine and champagne brands on the market right now. She even added a flavorful Prosecco option—which is made in Italy versus France or other parts of the world, but she says this particular bottle should not be missed.
"My goal as a wine consultant and journalist is to always teach [people] that sparkling wine and champagne are great for the holidays," Coney says. "It goes with a variety of dishes, from savory to sweet, and a bonus is that they are also everyday beverages to have after the holidays, too."
If you're in need of new champagne brands to try, or you just want to feel fancy while ringing in 2023, here are 7 bubbly brands to check out no matter your budget or taste.
With prices well over $150 a bottle, these high-end bubbly brands are great for special occasions or even as a fun, treat yourself gift.
Price: $200Shop at K&L Wines
Price: $175Shop at Crush Wine Co.
These mid-tier options—just under $100 each— are the perfect gift for loved ones or when hosting events at-home.
Price: $62Shop at Stuyvesant Champagne
Price: $60Shop at Wine.com
Price: $55Shop at K&L Wines
Even though these options are under $50, it doesn't mean they're skimping on quality.