The 9 Best Champagne Picks for Holiday Celebrations and Beyond

A little bit of bubbly makes the holiday season much brighter.

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Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, toasting with your besties at a holiday gathering or just really feeling yourself and looking for a little something fancy to sip as you dine, Champagne is a classic choice for a light, delicious, and crowd-pleasing beverage. Here are our top picks for the best Champagne for every budget. Now pop that bubbly!

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Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Bright, crisp, and creamy, with notes of honey and just a little bit of salt on the finish, this Champagne from Ruinart is truly delicious. More affordable than other Champagne options of similar quality and depth, Ruinart's Blanc de Blancs is a bottle to savor for special occasions this holiday season. 

More: Prosecco Doesn't Have to Be Expensive to Be Delicious

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Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut

France's number-one selling Champagne, Nicolas Feuillatte is a delicate and sensual bubbly bursting with fresh floral notes — perfect for toasting an intimate occasion like an engagement party, a special anniversary, or a housewarming. At a super reasonable price point, this bubbly is perfect for virtually any celebration.

If your goal is to set the mood, you'll want to make sure you have a bottle of this on hand.

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Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Champagne
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Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial

This radiant pink rosé Champagne from Moët & Chandon is fruity, crisp, and effervescent — the perfect bubbly to have for special celebrations. We think this pretty bottle would also make a splash at bridal showers, engagement celebrations, or brunch parties this holiday season.

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Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne
Perrier-Jouët ​Grand Brut NV Champagne​

We know we shouldn't judge a Champagne by its label, but this Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is almost too pretty to be true. Made primarily from a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, this delicate Champagne gets a slightly fruity, well-rounded flavor thanks to the addition of lesser-known Pinot Meunier grapes.

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Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne

One of the most recognizable names in the world of premium Champagne, you'll always impress with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, but especially if it's a rosé Champagne. Fruity, full-bodied, and stunning with its coppery orange hue, this sparkling rosé will bring brightness and fun to any cozy holiday get-together.

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Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée Champagne

Wine guru Wilfred Wong of awarded this Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée an impressive 94 for its consistently smooth, rich, and firmly structured character. Slightly spicier and more robust than other Champagne varieties, this bubbly has a rich golden hue, which is distinctive of black grape varieties.

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Bereche Brut Reserve Champagne NV

One of Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson's top picks, this Bereche Brut Reserve Champagne is, as the sommelier writes, "Quite simply one of the best $40 wines, of any type, you'll ever taste." This Champagne pairs especially well with seafood and sushi and will make a big splash at any special occasion.

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Mumm Napa Cuvee M Sparkling Wine

This pinot noir and chardonnay blend from Napa Valley is bursting with bright notes of orange blossom, lemon, and pear, with a yummy creaminess that makes it perfect to pair with savory cheese boards, dessert, or weekend brunch. Although it's not technically a Champagne by origin, this sparkling option is rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast and is a killer value for the price.

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Lucien Albrecht Rosé Crémant d'Alsace Sparkling Wine

A Staff Pick from popular alcohol delivery service Drizly, this Rosé Sparkling Wine from Alsace, France, has a fresh and earthy wild strawberry flavor and pretty salmon hue. While it's technically a sparkling wine and not a Champagne, this bubbly still makes us feel like we're celebrating.

At a super affordable price point, this is the bottle you'll want to have on-hand to pair with fresh appetizers this holiday season.

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