The Poindexters at Consumer Reports have taken their scientific method to the world of bubbly. In this quickie writeup, they recommend three California sparklers, two French champagnes, and one Spanish cava for your holiday drinking. Hard to argue with their picks, all of which are below $45 and most of which hit $20 or less.
Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige
Scharffenberger Brut Mendocino
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava
Taittinger La Française Brut
Gotta say I love Segura Viudas, especially for 10 bucks!