It’s always fun to celebrate the New Year with a bottle of bub. If you want to bring Champagne, Prosecco, or sparkling wine to a party, you’ll find the prices range quite a bit, though. Here are the best bottles to buy if you’re on a budget.
Business Insider asked Alison Napjus, the senior editor of Wine Spectator for her buying advice and recommendations. Napjus explained that sparkling wine is sold as either vintage or non-vintage and, of course, vintage bottles will be a lot pricier.
Non-vintage wines are typically blends of several different vintages that a producer makes as a signature sparkling wine each year. Non-vintage bottles are not usually labeled as such – you can recognize one by the absence of the word “vintage” on its label.
Other terms that might signify a higher price point: “blanc de blancs,” “blanc de noirs,” and “rose.”
Napjus offered a few recommendations for sparkling wines, including Proseccos and true Champagnes that come from France’s Champagne region. Here are a few that made the list:
- Ca’ Furlan Cuvee Beatrice Prosecco Extra Dry ($10): Wine Spectator describes this Italian Prosecco as “balanced and lightly juicy.”
- Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs Carneros ($22): If you’d rather go for a California sparkler, this wine has both crisp and creamy flavors.
- Ferrari Brut Trento ($26): Wine Spectator dubs this sparkling wine “very drinkable,” with notes of “Asian pear, ground ginger, hazelnut and lemon zest.”
- Bereche & Fils Brut Champagne Reserve ($46): This Champagne is acidic, with notes of blackberry, toast, licorice, and mandarin orange peel.
For even more bottles and for more detail on the bottles above, head to the full post at Business Insider.
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