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5 Champagne Alternatives for Under $30

5 Champagne Alternatives for Under $30

Budget-friendly bottles of bubbly for the holidays.

Best Budget Champagne.

December is the season to get loud and tipsy at a holiday party, shop for cashmere at 6 a.m., and regift that bottle of Perrier-Jouët that's been hiding in your basement since March. Even in the midst of a jaded economy, Champagne has firmly retained its value, making it pricey and unreasonable for the average consumer. A reputable bottle of non-vintage Champagne costs at least $45; rosé $65. So if you find yourself tying bows on bottles for your favorite doctor or doorman this holiday season, consider non-Champagne sparkling wines as a smart way give the gift of gratitude on a budget. Here are five favorite Champagne alternatives for under $30 to help you save this holiday.

Wine: Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Brut

Producer: Nino Franco

Year: Non-vinatge

Region: Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy

Grape: Prosecco

Market Price: $16

Wine: Cava Brut Reserva

Producer: Avinyó

Year: Non-vintage

Region: Penedès, Spain

Grape: Macabeu, Parellada, Xarel-lo

Market Price: $17

Wine: Cava Imperial

Producer: Gramona

Year: 2005

Region: Penedès, Spain

Grape: Xarel-lo, Macabeu, Chardonnay

Market Price: $27

Wine: Vouvray Pétillant

Producer: Domaine Huët

Year: 2005

Region: Loire Valley, France

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Market Price: $28

Wine: Blanc de Blancs

Producer: Jean-Claude Thevenet

Year: Non-vintage

Region: Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Grape: Chardonnay

Market Price: $29


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.


9 Amazing Sparkling Wines—All Under $30

Sick of Champagne? Probably not. After all, the wines from that region are renowned for a reason—they’re delicious. But there’s a whole world of brilliant fizz out there to discover, much of it just as tasty as the fancy stuff and easily less than half the price.

Just in time for the sparkling holiday season, here are 10 excellent bottles of bubbly—half of them local—all under $30.