How to buy champagne at every price range


A nice bottle of champagne doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are suggestions from Olivier Magny, a professional sommelier and owner of O Chateau Paris, a wine tasting club.

How to buy champagne at every price range

For the young college graduate looking to make a grand impression without spending a grand:

  • Pommery or Nicolas Feuillatte


For a slightly more expensive, but still affordable champagne:

  • Veuve Clicquot or Moet et Chandon. Both are safe, very good choices.


For an unforgettable bottle that is more expensive:

  • Krug Grand Cuvee. It will cost about $150-200 per bottle, but you'll never forget it.
Transcript LISA:  I’m Lisa Birnbach for if your plans involve a romantic dinner you might be in the market for a nice bottle of champagne. And the good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great bottle. Olivier Magny, a professional wine expert and owner of a wine tasting club in Paris is here to give us some suggestions. Bonjour.

OLIVIER:  Bonjour Lisa.

LISA:  Olivier, you just graduated from college, you don’t have a lot of money, but you have a girlfriend you want to impress, is there a low price champagne that you can also buy?

OLIVIER:  Yeah. Absolutely. You can go towards Pommery or Nicolas Feillatte good value, no problem.

LISA:  Okay great, what about middle priced champagne?

OLIVIER:  A middle price champagne you can go towards Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, or for instance Moet and Chandon. Those are really always safe and good.

LISA:  Okay, a really top of the line champagne, what do you recommend?

OLIVIER:  I’m a huge fan of Krug especially the Grande Cuvee from Krug. Expect a good one-fifty to two hundred dollars for one bottle, but it’s a moment you’ll never forget.

LISA:  So it works?

OLIVIER:  It works for me.

LISA:  Thank you, Olivier.

OLIVIER:  Thank you very much Lisa.

LISA:  For I’m Lisa Birnbach.
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  • Olivier Magny

    Olivier Magny Owner, O Chateau Paris Wine Tasting Olivier Magny was born and raised in Paris. He is a certified sommelier and a member of l'Union de la Sommellerie Française. After graduating from a French Grande Ecole, he decided to dedicate himself to wine. more about this expert »

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