Champagne Alternatives

If you’re after the sparkle without the splurge or want to explore similar styles of bubbly beyond Champagne, there’s a whole world of options. 

As a sparkling wine lover and WSET-certified wine expert, I’ve put together a list of my favorite finds for you. These alternatives to Champagne deliver on taste but won’t drain your bank account.

Region: Wine regions throughout France Price: $15 to $50 This group of sparkling wines is produced in many wine regions of France. And it offers similar quality and flavors but at a more approachable price.


Region: Lombardy, Italy Price: $20 to $60 Franciacorta, Italy’s answer to Champagne, tends to fly under the radar outside its home country. But it’s worth the hunt to find this sparkling treasure.


Region: Sussex, Kent, and Surrey, England Price: $30 to $50 Sparkling wine from England? Yes, you read that right! Believe it or not, England is crafting bubbly that stands toe-to-toe with Champagne’s best.

English Sparkling Wine

Region: Penedès, Spain Price: $10 to $50 Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine. Like Champagne, it’s always made using the traditional method with secondary fermentation in the bottle. 


Region: Coastal California, Oregon, and New York, USA Price: $15 to $50 The go-to grapes of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir do well in cooler climes. Giving them just the right amount of zingy acidity for top-notch sparkling wine.

American Sparkling Wine

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