Earlier this week, I wrote about alternatives to non-vintage and cuvee Champagnes that can lend a festive atmosphere to any occasion. Below is a list of the wines that I mentioned, some alternatives and their suggested U.S. retail prices.
Domaine Ste. Michelle Cuvee Brut $12
Santa Margherita Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Brut $17
Freixenet Cordon Rosado $10
Domaine Tselepos Amalia Brut $24
Dom Perignon $125-$150
Bollinger RD 1997 $130-$150 Krug Brut Grande Cuvee 1998 $180-$200 Giulio Ferrari 1997 $100
There are many other sparklers that didn’t make it into the story such as: Lucien Albrecht ($19), Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco ($19) and The Chook, a sparkling Shiraz from Australia ($17).