New Year’s Eve and champagne are essentially synonymous. Champagne though doesn’t come cheap. We’ve rounded up the best proseccos, cavas, California sparkling wines and yes, French champagne, that is both affordable and fabulous. You’ll definitely impress your New Year’s Eve guests with these picks, and you won’t break the bank either.
The rich creamy flavor of Paul Cheneau's "Lady of Spain" Cava Brut ($9.95, sherry-lehmann.com) makes it the ultimate steal.
Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava Brut ($11.99, wine.com) has just the right amount of pizzaz and the perfect lemon finish.
Bouvet Brut ($13.95, sherry-lehmann.com) is a dry bubbly from the Loire Valley. It is the perfect New Year's Eve value choice.
Made in its own vineyard in the Anderson Valley, Scharffenberger Brut ($15.99, wine.com) is the perfect full bodied choice.
Looking for a substitute for French champagne then look no further than Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Blanc de Blancs ($16.95, sherry-lehmann.com).
Roederer Estate Brut ($19.95, sherry-lehmann.com) is the first California sparkling wine produced by Louis Roederer. The flavors are crisp and fruity.
Ferrari Brut ($24.95, sherry-lehmann.com) is one of the finest sparkling wines for this price.
J Vineyards "J Cuvee 20 Brut NV" 25th Anniversary ($28, jwine.com) is a signature sparkling wine that has mass appeal. In other words, its perfect for big New Year's Eve bashes.
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2009 ($29.95, sherry-lehmann.com) is expressive and generous well beyond its price.
Heidsieck Monople ($29.99, yorkshirewines.com) is French champagne that you can afford. What could be better?