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My Favorite Champagnes Under $50

It's difficult—if not nearly impossible—to put the words "affordable" and "Champagne" next to each other in a sentence. Due to its northern climate, global brand recognition, and complex production method, Champagne's famous wines are commonly considered among the most expensive. Even loose definitions of "affordable" have to perform circus-worthy stretches to include its $44/bottle average retail price.

The thing is, if you're like me, you've got your heart set on Champagne despite the price tags! So, let's make your Champagne purchases as painless as possible. I've done the searching and the sipping to bring you my favorites under $50. These might not be affordable for everyday, but they are affordable for Champagne.

10 Champagnes Under $50

Étienne Calsac L'échappée Belle Extra Brut, $45 from Verve Wine
With only 2g/L dosage, this 100% Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs is perfect for those who like their Champagne incredibly dry.…

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