8 Bubblies: California vs. Champagne Showdown

No matter which camp you choose, these new reviews will have you drinking sparkling wine all year round

8 Bubblies: California vs. Champagne Showdown
Maison Collet has been making appealing Champagne since 1921. (Pierre-Emmanuel Rastoin)
Sep 26, 2019

There's a common misconception that sparkling wine is reserved for special occasions—anniversaries, birthdays, New Year's Eve, etc. In truth, every meal pairs well with bubbly, and today's selection of well-priced Champagnes and California sparklers (all under $50) are worth considering any night of the week.

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