December 31st, 2012 Glendy No Comments »
If you’re planning to ring in the new year with a glass of bubbly, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a bottle of Dom Pérignon or Cristal, we’ve gathered the best inexpensive champagnes for an amazing midnight toast.
To pick the perfect bottle of bubbly, choose authentic champagne, the only champagne legally allowed to be called “champagne” comes from the Champagne region in the northeast of France.
Select a well-known brand. You can’t go wrong with a bottle of champagne that has a good reputation and great quality, even if you’re not a bubbly connoisseur.
If you are still debating what bottle to choose for your New Year’s Eve bash, we’ve gathered our favorite top 5 champagnes that will take you into 2013 without breaking the bank.
1# Veuve Clicqot Brut Yellow Label
Veuve Clicquot’s signature Brut is one of our favorite champagnes, the quality and taste is superb without sacrificing great taste at an affordable price. $48.99 – $50.99
2# Moet & Chandon Imperial
Moet is a light champagne with fruit flavors (apple, pear, yellow peach) floral tones (lime blossom) and fresh nuts. Price: 49.99
3. G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge
This rich champagne has flavors of vanilla, roasted nuts and a hint of toast with a very light hint of fruit tones. Price: $44.99
4. Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee
Bollinger has ripe fruit tones with hints of roasted apples, apple compote peaches, and spicy aromas and walnuts. Price: $59.99
5. Korbel Sweet Rosé
Okay, so we’ve mentioned that true “champagne” comes from France, but we couldn’t resist this local and flavorful bubbly. Korbel is made in California and Korbel’s Sweet Rosé uses Pinot Noir, to give it a delicate pink color and the champagne has a light fruit flavor. You can’t go wrong with a tasty bottle of bubbly at great price: $12.99
Cheers and Happy 2013!