3 affordable sparkling wines to stand-in for champagne

Looking for a cheap champagne to ring in the New Year?

Maybe you shouldn’t bother.

If you want to save some cash, but still have a great-tasting toast, try the many sparkling wines that  prove worthy alternatives to champagne. (Also consider grower-producer Champagne, says AJC wine guru Gil Kulers.)

The following three sparkling wines are among the highest rated for taste and price:

Gruet Blanc De Noirs, $16 – A sparkling wine for New Mexico with a blend of fruity flavors.

Gloria Ferrer Blanc De Noirs, $22 – This smooth sparkling wine hails from California and features lots of  ripe fruit flavors.

Freixenet Cordon Negro Extra Dry, $12: From Spain, Cordon Negro Extra Dry was introduced in 1990 to meet demand for a premium sparkling wine that was a bit sweeter than Brut. It is a much loved light, simple cava.

What is filling your glass this New Year’s Eve?

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– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog

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