The Best Champagnes and Bubbly Bargains at Trader Joes
There are times when youre celebrating big, so youre willing to spring for an expensiveChampagne. But what if you want a little bubbly to freeze, spike mimosas with, or to pour into a Champagne tower?Trader Joesto the rescue! TJs wine selection has expanded waaaay beyond Two-Buck Chuck to include French Champagne and other sparkling whites produced using the Champagne method, which are *way* less expensive. Time to pop some tags… We mean corks! Here are some of the best bubbly bargains at Trader Joes ones that even your wine snob friends will love. (Photo via Getty)
Simpler Wine Italian Sparkling Wine, ($4 for four):
Were kind of obsessed with these little guys, which hold a little over a glass of wine in each $1 can. We love the white, which has with hints of juicy honeydew and a fizzy finish. Bring these to any BYOB situation and youre sure to be a hit. These cans also come in Sparkling Ros, and for those with a sweeter tooth, Peach Bellini. (Photo via Trader Joes)
This French sparkling wine, made with pinot noir grapes, has a light body with a dry, crisp, and citrusy taste. Keep an eye out for a new bottle design that looks slightly different than the one above. (Photo via Trader Joes)
We cant get enough of this pink Italian sparkler, a limited release for the winter holidays. When the festive season rolls around, be sure to stock up on these reasonably priced bottles. (Photo via Trader Joes)
: When we went to our local Trader Joes, this bottle was out of stock. We were assured it would be back with a new label from the image above but with the same signature taste. This bottle has delicate flavors of orchard fruits and vanilla with the delicate bubbles of a much more expensive option, but since its not technically Champagne (Its made using the Champagne method but actually produced in the Burgundy region of France), you get the taste you love without the price tag. (Photo via Trader Joes)
Also fermented in the traditional mthode champenoise, this North Coast Californian bubbly has hints of strawberry and a clean, dry finish. Its a flawless upgrade to your basic brunch mimosas.
You really cant go wrong with this Spanish cava, another fizzy wine made in the Champagne method. Whip up an Aperol Spritz with this bottle. (Photo via Trader Joes)
Prosecco is a dry Italian sparkling wine that starts with different grapes than Champagne and undergoes an entirely different fermentation process. (Champagne goes through a second fermentation in the bottle to achieve all of those bubbles and rich texture, while proseccos second fermentation happens in large vats, which is why its so affordable.) This prosecco has a clean mouthfeel, bright, bubbles, and a melon-forward flavor. (Photo via Trader Joes)
This medium-bodied brut has toasty, earthy, mushroomy aromas and hints of lemon-lime citrus and a gingery spice. Its easy sipping, so you dont have to save it for a special occasion today will do! (Photo via Trader Joes)
: Made up of chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot gris and pinot meunier grapes, this bottle has notes of citrus and red apple with a dash of gingerbread spice. Its ideal for fall and the holiday season. (Photo via Trader Joes)
This is possibly the least expensive traditional French Champagne you can find at TJs. Made with pinot noir and chardonnay grapes, this bubbly is incredibly smooth with a nutty and floral scent. It pairs equally as well with a mild and soft artisanal cheese board as it does with reheated pizza. (Photo via Trader Joes)
Apparently, employees at our Trader Joes Wine Shop did a blind taste test with this bottle and Veuve Clicquot Ros ($60) side by side and could not taste the difference. We love that: Similar quality for practically half the price. (Photo via Trader Joes)
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