Wine Talk

Snooth User: BCoyle

Champagne Toast

Posted by BCoyle, Aug 25, 2008.

Hello All -

My fiancee and I are having an engagement party this weekend and we would like to have some champagne to do a toast. We love champagne but our guest couldn't tell the difference between sparkling wine and real champagne. We don't want to spead the $$ for the real deal but we don't want to loose the taste and quality.

My questions is, what is a good sparkling wine that wont skimp out on taste but is still easy on the wallet? I have had Zardetto Proseco and Sergio which are both great, anyone else have some suggestions?


Reply by Adam Levin, Aug 25, 2008.

How much are you looking to spend?
Segura Viudas wines can be a good value ( Also, I've enjoyed Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines (

Reply by BCoyle, Aug 25, 2008.

Somewhere between 10 and 15

Reply by John Andrews, Aug 25, 2008.

I would agree with Adam on Gloria Ferrer. I would add in Domaine Carneros but both I think would be more like $15 to $20.

But in your price range I'd go with Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut. Plus, the bottle looks cool. :-)

Reply by oceank8, Aug 27, 2008.

With people that don't know much about sparkling wine, often Asti Spumante is a hit. You can sometimes find it for under $10. People like to drink it because it is a bit sweet, but maybe that's not what you are going for.
Gloria Ferrer is a favorite of mine as well.

Reply by BCoyle, Aug 27, 2008.

Thanks all for the information and help, it sounds like the Gloria Ferrer or the Freixenet Cordon might be the one.


Reply by Philip James, Aug 27, 2008.

Hey - sorry if i'm too late, but there's a lot of good Cava's in the $15 range. They are often slightly sweeter and for the average drinker more palatable than a super dry Champagne:

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