Assuming it’s safe to bet that you are not Jay-Z, the answer to this question is most likely a resounding no. $2,000 on champagne is more than many mortgage payments, as mentioned in this article about the newly released 2000 Krug Clos D’Ambonnay Brut Champagne.

Basic takeaways: it’s that good. It’s also that expensive. So, what gives for those of us who aren’t on a celebrity budget?

One of the best champagnes out there is Veuve Clicqout, which retails around $50 for a bottle. It’s also one of our best selling champagnes! For a more budget-friendly brand, check out Segura Viudas (starting around $10 and going up to $25).

Veuve Cliquot

Another way to get the bubbly goodness similar to champagne without the high price point is to look at Prosecco. While Champagne is French and Prosecco is Italian, they are both sparkling wines, but Prosecco tends to be less than half of the cost to start.

Ruffino Prosecco retails around $15 and Mionetto comes highly regarded by Wine Enthusiast as well, with many different varieties to choose from. Expect to spend between $12 and $15 for an entry level Prosecco.



Ready to put your taste buds to the test? Join us on November 5 for a Champagne Tasting in store! Special pricing for all champagnes tasted will be available during the event.

champagne tasting

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