When planning celebrations and holidays, selecting the right wines can create the perfect experience. While enjoying sparkling wines and Champagne has become more common throughout the year, they still add a touch of something special to extraordinary occasions.

When it comes to selecting the perfect bottle of bubbles for your celebration or gathering, the task can be rather simple and budget-friendly. The good news is that there is a wide variety of superb-tasting options out there that are available at incredibly reasonable price ranges.

Many people often mistake sparkling wines for Champagne, thinking that they are the same thing. However, this is not the case. While both types of wine contain bubbles, they are not created equal. It is important to note that Champagne is a type of sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wines can be referred to as Champagne. In fact, Champagne can only be called Champagne if it comes from the Champagne region in northern France.

Choose a few sparklers from the various styles; Blanc de Blancs, Cuvee, Prosecco, Cava, Cremant, Asti (Spumante), and Champagne. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance at your favorite wine shop. Often getting help also gets a bit of free education of the various styles and quality buys. In addition, most wine stores and shops offer sparkling wine samples around the holidays; don’t be afraid to ask for a taste. The only way to know which wines you enjoy is to taste as many as you can.

The wines I have featured in the picture for this article are some of my favorites. The selection ranges in price from $25 to $70 per bottle.

For more great options see my gallery on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/foodandwinechronicles/

Once you have picked out your favorite bottles, follow these tips for serving.

Always serve Champagne and sparkling wine cold; its ideal drinking temperature is 45 to 48 °F.

In conclusion, when there are celebrations & holidays, choosing the right wines will be effortless. Now you are armed with all the information you need to select and sip something sensational and bring your friends and family along for the toast.

Read my full review for Raventos I Blanc Cava De Nit Rosado (pictured in post).