At Capital Spice, we are firmly of the opinion that bubbly need not be reserved for special occasions.  Champagne and sparkling wines are a go-to to cap off a solid work week, sip alongside some salty appetizers, or kick back with the latest episode of Top Chef All-Stars.

For a splurge, we love J Vineyards, out of Napa, and of course Veuve Clicquot.

We’re all over the map for the everyday sparklers. Gruet from New Mexico is a solid choice. Check out The Stir’s rundown of their favorites under $25.

Best Champagnes Under $25: Surprising Taste Test Results! | The Stir.