Under $20 Sparkling Wine Picks for Oscar Night

The 86th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, March 2. For wine lovers, that can only mean one thing - sparkling wine!

Last year, we compiled a list of some of our favorite sparkling wines that sell for under $20.

Life would be boring if we always drank the same wine, so we’ve compiled a new list of tasty under $20 sparklers for 2014.


Roederer Estate Brut

There’s frequently a bottle or two of this sparkler in our house. It’s light and crisp with a subtle pear taste. It was also the favorite wine at our 2012 Oscar Party.   


Chandon Brut Classic

Jeff got to taste Chandon at a tasting event at 3rd Corner in OB. A nice alternative to the Roederer Estate, look for green apple and pear flavors and a crisp finish.


Gruet Blanc de Noirs

Fun fact - this sparkler is made in New Mexico. It’s plenty good - good enough to share with Jeff’s Mom last Mother’s Day. It’s slightly salmon colored from leaving the red Pinot Noir grapes in contact with the skins just a little longer. It has berry and pear notes on the nose with a slightly creamy finish.

What will be in our glass come Oscar night? It’s still a closely guarded secret, but we’ll reveal all next week.

Posted on February 24, 2014 .