Can you believe that we are about to be in 2017 in just a few short days? I sure can’t! In honor of the new year QUICKLY approaching, I thought, what better way to celebrate then with a glass (or three bottles) of champagne? So, of course, I had to share a list of some of the best champagnes to ring in the new year.
Some people get really fancy with their champagne. I have had a really nice glass or two of champagne in my day:) But for the most part, there seem to be plenty of good options out there in terms of bottles of champagne that you don’t have to spend hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars on. However, there are always the few that are absolutely worth the splurge if that’s what you are looking for.
If you’re trying to plan a party and plan on buying a lot of bottles of the bubbly, this list may come in especially handy!
Best Champagnes to Ring in the New Year
Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut:
You can find a bottle of this for around $12 or less. It is a dry champagne with flavors of green apple and a variety of other fruits. There is a hint of citrus and a nice crisp finish. This is a champagne that won’t really disappoint. I have never had an unpleasant experience with Michelle champagne.
Korbel Extra Dry and Sweet Rosé
These two are probably my favorite bottles on this list, both of which you can find for under $14. The Extra-Dry is going to be dry but with a hint of sweetness. It is filled with fruit flavors a a touch of spice to finish it off. This is great on its own and combined with other mixers to make a sparkling cocktail. The Rosé is for those that want a little bit of fancy with their champagne. I feel like blush colored champagne just calls for strawberries! With flavors of red apple, strawberry and some melon, this is the perfect balance of sweet and sparkly.
Wilson Creek Almond Champagne
This is the cheapest one on the list with a price of $11 or below when on sale. This champagne is extremely carbonated so if you’re looking for one to pop open and spray all over, this is your winner! It has a unique flavor of sweet almonds. It almost reminds me of a combination similar to the Jordan Almond candies, which I happen to love. This one is a great choice for any crowd and also easy on the budget if you’re buying in bulk.
Costco Double Packs of Korbel or Cooks
Listen, there is no shame in my cheap champagne game. If you are looking for something cheap, that still tastes decent, and can stretch a ways, especially if you are throwing a party, these huge bottles are the way to go! You can get a double pack of these huge bottles for around $12 (maybe even less) and at that rate, stock up! They only come on sale around the holidays.
Moët & Chandon
For a slightly more expensive version, but something that won’t break the bank, try the champagnes from Moët & Chandon. They have a huge variety of wines, champagnes, and styles of champagne. This is also the French winery where Dom Perignon comes from, so it’s pretty much a no-brainer to get the cheaper stuff from the same place, right?:)
What champagnes would you add to the list?