3 Inexpensive Champagne Bottles for New Years Eve
December 21, 2011
New Year's Eve 2012 is nearly just 3 weeks away. A big question for a lot of people is: what type of champagne to buy?
Most of us don't guzzle down the bubbly all year round, so when this special time of year comes along, we may need a refresher as to just what is the go-to brand of champagne.
And that really all depends on your budget. But if you are looking to celebrate without breaking the bank, then we've got a few of the best champagne bottles for you.
1. Korbel Brut
This is a good choice. I've bought more expensive bottles than this, and actually found them a bit unpleasant for my unrefined tastebuds. Remember, this is a list of champagne for people who don't normally drink it and want to save a buck or two. So while Korbel may come off as cheap with an average $7 price tag, I assure you, you will enjoy it more than some pricier bottles.
This is an excellent choice if you find yourself hosting a New Year's Eve party for your friends and family.
You know how everyone enjoys a good champagne toast at midnight, so you should buy up a few cases of Korbel and give your friends their drinks that way. And don't worry about appearing cheap. Just like they do in the bars and restaurants, you can pour the champagne behind the scenes and just start handing it out to people. That way, no one will be the wiser.
2. Andre Pink Champagne
If you enjoy your champagne with a little color, this is an excellent inexpensive choice. Best of all, this is the least costly wine on our list. It comes in at just $4.99 for a 750 ML bottle. Not a bad deal if you ask me.
This is a somewhat sweet champagne (aren't they all?) with a touch more of fruity flavor than most. This can also be used for giving all your friends and family a glass on New Year's Eve, but a better use would be to serve this all night long. Keep the nice stuff for the midnight toast, but if you really want to impress your guests, offer champagne service all night long.
They'll be happy to be drinking the bubbly as the hours roll by, and you won't have to worry about opening endless bottles of a relatively cheap wine.
3. Martini and Rossi Asti Spumante
This is my personal favorite. This is the most expensive of our 3 inexpensive bottles, coming in at $3.39 for a 187
ML bottle. So this bottle is about 1/4 the size of the previous two, for nearly the same price as the Andre Pink Champagne. But this is a good wine for your money.
This is certainly not an economic choice for pouring countless glasses for your guests, but this is ideal for a smaller gathering or just you and a special someone.
If you pick up two bottles, you still won't have even spent $10 and you'll have more than enough champagne for two. Or, if you are just going for a champagne toast at midnight, 2 bottles should pour about 6 glasses; perfect for a small dinner party.