Ten selfless editors abandoned their computers and spent an afternoon tasting a dozen affordable bubblies. Their picks are toast-worthy and pair well with everything from hors d'oeuvres to cake. Cheers!

Produced in southern France, this wine is often compared to pricier ones from the Champagne region. An editor raved about its "light, crisp flavor," while another called it "a wine you could drink all afternoon."

TASTING NOTES: With green apple, tangerine, and honeydew essences, it's refreshing from sip to swallow.
FUN FACT: When he died in 1826, Thomas Jefferson reportedly had 49 bottles of this wine in his cellar at Monticello.
PRICE: $11.99

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