This sparkling wine from Spain is very drinkable and often very reasonably priced. You can easily find bottles for less that $20, and sometimes even closer to $10. Keep an eye out for Cava on a bar or restaurant's wines by the glass list as well. I often see it there next to much more expensive glasses of Champagne.
2. Crémant de Loire
If you prefer to buy your bubbly from somewhere inside l'Héxagone, look no further than the Loire Valley. Vineyards there make Crémant, a sprarkling wine whose production methods and aging process are controlled by French appellation law. Crémants are produced in many regions of France, and even in Luxembourg, but the Loire Valley is France's second-largest producer of sparkling wine outside of Champagne. Like Cava, there are bottles to be had for around $20 or less.
3. American Sparkling Wine
If you're an American, why not support homegrown vineyards this year by finding a domestic option for your bubbly toasts? If you're not an American, why not try a wine you might not have previously considered? You just might be surprised at the quality of sparklings to be found stateside. This Thanksgiving, I'll be celebrating with a delicious $30 bottle of Scintilla, a Brut sparkling wine from Veritas Vineyard and Winery, located near Charlottesville, Virginia.
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