The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries produce quality sparkling wines across a wide range of prices, styles, and production methods. Whether you’re hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party, this list will help you ring in 2019 with sparkling wines that won’t break the bank.
Affordable Sparkling Wines
Here are 10 reasonably priced sparkling wine options that are widely available for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Listed by price, low to high.
Gruet Winery Blanc de Noirs NV (New Mexico, USA)—Full-bodied wine with a fine mousse and a creamy, rich texture and aromas and flavors of raspberry, baked pear, and cherry ($12.99).
Bohigas Cava Brut Reserva NV (Cava, Spain)—Aromas of apple, pear, and subtle fresh-baked bread with flavors of crisp green apple and toasted almond ($15.99).
Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé NV (Alsace, France)–Ripe, strawberry-flavored wine, with richness and dense flavors ($15.99).
Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut NV (Sonoma County, CA, USA)–Easy-drinking wine with lovely notes of white currant, green apple and grapefruit ($16.99).
Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé (Burgundy, France)–Fresh and fruity with aromas of young strawberry, raspberry and notes of lilac and violets ($17.99).
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige NV (Napa Valley, CA, USA)–Aromas of apple and fresh ginger with crisp and layered flavors of raspberry and spice ($19.99).
Argyle Winery Brut 2014 (Willamette Valley, OR, USA)—Bright floral, apple and cherry aromas and flavors with notes of baking spices ($21.99).
Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé (Napa Valley, CA, USA)—Aromas of raspberry and strawberry jam with bright flavors of cherry and wild raspberry ($22.99).
Domaine Carneros Brut 2014 (Carneros, CA, USA)—Aromas and flavors of white flower, pear, golden apple, honeycomb, and fresh-baked bread ($26.99).
Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut NV (Franciacorta, Italy)—Light sparkler with intense acidity that’s refreshing on the palate ($28.99).
Suggested Wine Shops
Here are some of our favorite New Jersey wine shops.
- Amanti Vino – Montclair and Morristown
- Bottle King – Multiple locations statewide
- Gary’s Wine & Marketplace – Bernardsville, Madison, and Wayne
- Joe Canal’s – Multiple locations in South Jersey
- Princeton Corkscrew – Princeton
- Stirling Fine Wines – Stirling
- Tewksbury Fine Wine & Spirits – Oldwick
- Wine Library – Springfield
Happy New Year!
Editor’s note: Prices may vary.