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Best 7 champagnes for less than $20

2078227_Champagne-Celebration-Celebrate-700x450With the holiday season upon us, there are parties afoot. Whether you’re throwing your own party or attending any number of holiday festivities at work or with family and friends, you might want to make sure that you have decent drinks on hand. The following list that we’ve compiled will let you offer lots of full flavored champagne without completely emptying your pockets. The highest purchase price of any of these is twenty bucks, but most are much less.

  1. Cook’s Grand Reserve:  At roughly five dollars per bottle, you can get your hands on a “party full” of Cook’s. With a flavor that seems well beyond its price point, this is the go-to when buying for large groups.
  2. Freixenet Brut Nature: A dry and smooth Spanish champagne that offers more complexity than some higher priced competitors.
  3. Martini & Rossi Prosecco: With fruity notes, this sparkling wine offers a crisp and clean taste that works well for pretty much any event.
  4. Gruet Brut Blanc de Blancs: From the southwest, this sparkler has a combination of fruity and nutty notes that combine to give it a flavor that rivals others that are well beyond its $13 price point.
  5. Barefoot Bubbly:  An extra dry California chardonnay champagne that is perfect for dry wine lovers. This one includes hints of honey and citrus.
  6. Mumm Napa Brut:  From the Napa Valley comes a dry sparkler with notes of citrus and melon.
  7. Roederer Estate Brut: Yet another economical California sparkling wine; Roederer has a combination of nutty and fruity flavors that give it a unique complexity.