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A guide to buying quality sparkling wine without Champagne prices

January 31, 2023

In today’s economic climate, more and more people are looking for ways to cut back on their spending, and that includes wine purchases. We are buying less wine and at the same time trying to find more value in what we’re spending on. Should cutting back on cost mean having to cut back on quality? Not necessarily, and certainly not when it comes to sparkling wine.

It’s no secret that Champagne runs the highest price point for the world’s sparkling wine category, but it’s not common knowledge that sparkling wine regions around the world are making high-quality wines at less than half the price of Champagne. These regions have different names for their own sparkling wine appellations that not only identify the region the sparkling wine comes from but will indicate a regional style.

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If you want to celebrate your next special holiday or occasion in style by popping a bottle of bubbly – but aren’t looking to pay the Champagne price tag – below are some quality options, including a rundown on appellations and styles, that will help you navigate your next bubbly purchase and will be sure to make your night just as sparkling!


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