It’s that time of year to break out the bubbly, but Champagne, which is the label for sparklers made in the Champagne region of France, is just one of many choices. “Sparkling wine, as one might expect, is the term used for everything effervescent made outside of the Champagne district, even in France," Kelley Wisniewski of H&F Bottle Shop in Atlanta, Ga., told Yahoo Shine in an email. There are plenty of fizzy options from other places around the world that might lack the Champagne name but will save you a pretty penny.
1. La Marca Prosecco. The Italian sparkling wine, under $20 a bottle, boasts an impressive 90 out of 100 score from Wine Spectator. It also gets the thumbs-up from San Francisco Whole Foods’ assistant wine buyer Lyndsay Bazile, who tells Yahoo, “We can hardly keep it in stock.”
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2. NV Schloss Gobelsburg Brut Réserve.The Austrian bubbly, which goes for about $30, has been bottled by monks since the 1100s, Read More »from Sparkling Wines Better Than Real-Deal Champagne