The 89 best champagnes and sparkling wines to celebrate any occasion in 2023

As Seen In Business Insider December 2022

By Jenny McGrath

“Champagne, a favorite beverage for making a toast or giving as a gift, comes from its namesake region in France where it’s aged in individual bottles. Many enthusiasts prize the limestone soil where the grapes are grown. Because of the region’s rules and prestige, bottles labeled Champagne are generally more expensive than those from other places.

But there’s more to sparkling wine than just Champagne. Prosecco from Italy and cava from Spain generally cost less and are enjoyable in their own right. Producers from all over the world also follow similar methods to make sparkling wine that’s much more accessible and affordable than Champagne. While you can find certain brands everywhere, smaller producers tend to distribute in limited areas.

For our guide, we recommend a variety of options at various prices, based on consultations with wine experts and our research. Taste is very subjective, and you may prefer one expert’s picks over another’s. We also tried to factor in availability with our choices.”

Best rosé sparkling wine for date night: Graham Beck NV Brut Rosé.

Best sparkling rosé under $20: Graham Beck NV Brut Rosé: This rosé from South African winery Graham Beck, a mix of pinot noir and chardonnay, undergoes its second fermentation in the bottle. Notes: raspberry, apple.


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