(Closed) What Champagne or Sparkling Wine to serve

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Recently Chandon (normally like $30) was on sale at my local grocery store for $15.  I’m guessing that a lot of "luxury" products are feeling the pinch.  In the less than $50 range I like Chandon and Mumm.  I would bet, esp. if you’re buying in bulk, that you could easily get them for under $20.  I think I prefer  Chandon of the two, but at these prices you can sample beforehand:)

 I don’t know anything about these retailers but:



(actually, I would trust BevMo)


Post # 4
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Moscato d’asti. It’s a sweet, italian sparkling wine. I buy it at Sam’s for about $9 a bottle. It’s so yummy. People like it WAY BETTER than champagne. You can get case discounts, too.

Post # 5
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Also, since you can buy your own. Consider Trader Joe’s. Our wines are $4.99 a bottle (Dr. Beckerman’s Reinheissen) and Black Mountain Pinor Noir ($5.99 a bottle).

Post # 6
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i think it’s called belagio or balatore it runs between 8 and 14 per bottle (depending on the sale) at yuour chain grogery store!

Post # 7
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

ok so we actually purchased Cristalino, which is about 8 dollars a bottle. It’s has a great taste and many of our guests had no idea it was so inexpensive. For the head table and our parent’s tables we bought a few bottles of Clicquot to serve.  

Post # 8
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I really like Ballatore Spumante: http://www.liquorama.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=18156

but, I’m not a big wine-o so I like that it’s a little sweet because I guess it’s a dessert sparkling wine.  It also brings back good memories because that’s what was served to us in the salon the day I bought my dress.  You can actually find it at any grocery store and some Target stores, and you can’t beat the price.  

Post # 9
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

We are in the same boat and got a nice Cremant, a sparking wine from France.  We searched for affordable sparking wine from France (FI’s research pointed us there) on the K&L wine website, contacted the store for some suggestions – cross referenced with descriptions/ reviews, and bought a few, did a tasting.. and then chose the Cuvee Eugenie as our winner. $14 a bottle.  We did a post on our blog about it if you are interested. —  http://itakeu.blogspot.com/search/label/wine  

Our original pick, the Tessir Cremant de Loire, was<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-size: 13px; color: #215670; line-height: 20px”> sold out by the time we ordered it if you scroll down, so we did a second tasting.  We also tasted more expensive champagnes further down, but decided to save money.

Post # 10
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I agree about Cristalino. It’s actually pretty good for as cheap as it is. Whatever you do, do not serve something sweet! People that actually like champagne will want to kill themselves. 🙂 Go with a Brut. I have a couple of names written down from a friend who is a wine importer, let me see if I can find them and I’ll PM you. They’re all under 15 I think. 

Post # 11
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Spanish Cavas are my favorite sparkling wine – they’re normally around $10-15 a bottle.  We’re serving Segura Viudas Brut Reserve Cava at our wedding (we got it at a crazy good sale price!), and another one of our favorites is Rigol 1897 Brut Cava.  Cristalino is also a Cava, and I’ve heard it’s good, but I haven’t tried it myself.

Italian Prosecco is another good bet for sparkling wines in that price range.  Prosecco is usually very delicate and approachable, Cava has a bit more heft to it and is more like a traditional French champagne (both in taste and in the way it’s made). 

Post # 12
78 posts
Worker bee

I am not into champagne so I usually get a bottle of Prosecco Spumante, and recommend it. 

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