Pairings: Budget Friendly Sparkling Wines

The BEST Budget-Friendly Sparkling Wines that are perfect for mimosas, bellinis or just sipping on their own! | platingsandpairings.com

Today we’re talking budget friendly sparkling wines under $15. Whether it be cava, prosecco, or champagne, these are my top picks for bargain bubbles.

The BEST Budget-Friendly Sparkling Wines that are perfect for mimosas, bellinis or just sipping on their own! | platingsandpairings.com

It’s my firm belief that everyone should have a bottle of sparkling wine in their fridge at all times. Who knows when the occasion to celebrate might present itself? Not only that, but it’s super food-friendly as well.

Today we’re talking bargain bubbles. Sparkling wines that won’t break the bank. These are the bottles I like to have on hand for every day sipping, or for use in sparkling wine cocktails like mimosas, this Apricot-Ginger Bellini or an Aperol Spritz. When you’re making sparkling cocktails, there’s no need to splurge on a pricey bottle, as you won’t really get the full effect as if you were sipping it on its own.

I just feel fancy when I have a flute of bubbles in my hand. It makes every day a special occasion, you know like Tuesday. Why not break a bottle open during a weeknight dinner? Sparkling wine is amazing with so many dishes:

  • It’s great with rich dishes as it’s effervescence mingles nicely with the rich, creamy flavors. Try it with this Lemon Mascarpone Risotto.
  • It’s amazing with spicy foods – The bubbles help tone down the heat a bit, and the dry, citrus flavors pair nicely with the flavors in thai dishes. Try it with this Pad Kee Mao.
  • Sparkling wine is a great compliment to lighter dishes. Try it with a fruit plate, or team it up with this Watermelon with Aleppo Pepper and Lime.
  • Seafood is always accented nicely by sparkling wine. The flavors are delicate enough to not overpower fresh fish. Try it wit this Crab Encrusted Halibut with Chili Cream Sauce.

Here are my top 5 picks for widely available budget friendly sparkling wines, all coming in at under $15:

Taralyn Brut ($10) – This dry bubbly offers up light, fruity notes with aromas of peach and citrus.

The BEST Budget-Friendly Sparkling Wines that are perfect for mimosas, bellinis or just sipping on their own! | platingsandpairings.com

Michelle Brut ($11) – Apples, citrus, and a bright acidity make this a standout sparkling wine.

The BEST Budget-Friendly Sparkling Wines that are perfect for mimosas, bellinis or just sipping on their own! | platingsandpairings.com

Segura Viudas ($8) – Hints of toast and apple cider run throughout this creamy cava.

The BEST Budget-Friendly Sparkling Wines that are perfect for mimosas, bellinis or just sipping on their own! | platingsandpairings.com

Torre Oria ($9) – Floral and berry notes mingle with tropical flavors.

The BEST Budget-Friendly Sparkling Wines that are perfect for mimosas, bellinis or just sipping on their own! | platingsandpairings.com

Vilarnau Brut Reserva ($13) – Fruit aromas and hints of green apple are standouts in this smooth and pleasant sparkler.

The BEST Budget-Friendly Sparkling Wines that are perfect for mimosas, bellinis or just sipping on their own! | platingsandpairings.com

So, with these budget friendly sparkling wines in your arsenal, I expect you to be able to throw a party on a whim on a Tuesday – Even if it only involves yourself, your pajamas, and an episode of The Real Housewives! Cheers!!!

The BEST Budget-Friendly Sparkling Wines that are perfect for mimosas, bellinis or just sipping on their own! | platingsandpairings.com

4 comments

  1. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    Such great suggestions – perfect for weekend mimosas and sparkling cocktails!

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  2. Mary

    I knew we were meant to be friends 😉 I’m on team bubbly. Bubbles for every single day of the week. As you know I drink a crap ton of bubbles, and a majority of them are in that $10-20 range. So I love your suggestions. All solid (great pics too)! Segura Viudas and Torre Oria are two of my go-tos for sparkling cocktails or mimosas. Michelle is great for parties too (it’s a crowd pleaser, and you can find it practically everywhere).

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    1. Erin

      Mary – You and I and our favorite bottles of wine… It would be the best night ever! I totally dig your taste too 🙂 Cheers!

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