Gruet Brut ($15)
This Albuquerque, New Mexico-based winery specializes in a wide variety of vintage and non-vintage sparkling wines, all made méthode Champenoise. You can find something for everyone within their portfolio, which includes everything from sparkling rosé to Blanc de Noirs to Demi Sec, but you can’t go wrong with their classic Brut offering. Citrusy, toasty and crisp, it will suit just about all of your sparkling wine needs, and it makes for a wonderful Champagne Cocktail.
Roederer Estate Brut ($20)
Easy to find and critically acclaimed, this is one of our favorite California sparkling wines, produced in the Anderson Valley of Mendocino county. Biscuity, with a refreshing citrusy aroma, it’s a wonderful choice for most sparkling cocktails and, at the higher end of the budget spectrum, a great splurge (without no actual splurging required).
Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs ($20 for a 4-Pack)
Don’t knock this canned sparkling wine until you try it. Inside the rosy can is a single serving of the winery’s Blanc de Blancs, a delicious sparkling that tastes of summer fruit and honeysuckle. The small size means you won’t have any leftover bubbly to go flat, and its convenient container is perfect for on-the-go, outdoor drinking.