Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Suggestions Under $11 USD – Spreading the Love!

14 02 2011



Mionetto Prosecco on the Sill ©2011

Mionetto Prosecco on the Sill ©2011

Since today is Valentine’s Day, let me quickly suggest a few value-priced sparkling wines under $11 USD –  that bring a lot of quality for very little cost that I tasted blind, with my wife and mother last month (we are all avid sparkling wine fans). Champagne put you into a higher price point so we went with these international sparklers for this tasting.

Domaine Ste. Michelle from Washington and Charles De Fére-Reserve Blanc de Blanc from France, were the top two based on the comments and notes from the rest of the tasters with me. Barefoot Brut Cuvée and Yellowtail Bubbles Rose (YT was good for the price but a touch sweet and creamy-so those with a love for the sweeter style wines will love this). The new label is beautiful and the closure is amazing. It seals the bottle! At the bottom was Woodbridge by Mondavi-Brut – which I can not recommend at any price.

Also check the post about Riondo and Mionetto Proseco, both are excellent sparkling wine choices for today (or any day) as well!

Last year I posted this article about sparklers, have a look.

Have a happy and safe Valentine’s Day everyone, cheers! Peace, health and love today – and always.




2 responses

31 12 2011
2011 Top Value Priced Wines Under $15 USD and Best Sparkling Wines for New Years Eve « talesfromthetrellis

[…] value at around $10 USD. Hurry, R Wines produced this wine and is now bankrupt! Click here for my previous sparkling wine reviews and previous New Years Eve Prosecco […]

13 02 2012
Value Priced Sparkling Rosé for Valentine’s Day: The 3 bottle taste-off! A Chandon, a Banfi and a Bitch (oh my)! « talesfromthetrellis

[…] ($10 USD from A true value. Alternately, check my earlier posts on Prosecco and Sparkling wines for Valentines’s Day. Rionolo Prosecco is delicious and a bargain. As is the Charles de Fere Reserve. Both around $10 […]

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