Holiday Feature

Best Sparklers for Every Budget

by Fred McMillin


Global Gourmet's wine writer Fred McMillin reveals the best sparkling wines his classes have sipped in recent months.

$15 Maximum

Fourth—Barefoot Bubbly California Champagne, $8
Third—Korbel Brut California Champagne, $11
Second—Cristalino Brut Cava, Spain, $9
First—Iris Prosecco, Italy, $12

$25 Maximum

Fourth—Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs, Carneros, $17
Third—Domaine Carneros Sparkler, Carneros, $23
Second—Greg Norman Sparkler, Australia, $20
First—Pacific Echo Crémant, Anderson Valley, $23

$35 Maximum

Second—Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, France, $35
First—"J" Sparkler, Russian River Valley, $28

$50 Maximum

Fourth—Domaine Chandon Etoile Rosé, $40
Third—Louis Roederer Brut Champagne, France, $41
Second—Lanson Gold Label Champagne, France, $45
First—Lanson Rosé Brut Champagne, France, $50


First—Schramsberg Reserve California Sparkler, $60

Prices may vary, depending on your region.

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This page created December 1998; modified November 2006