Although the label simply offers a generalized “France” as the source of this soft, appealingly fruity wine, the grapes all come from the Loire Valley, a region well known for its sparkling wine values. Buy: $11 at wine.com.
We tasted more than four dozen sparkling wines from around the world, all $20 or under, to come up with the 10 spectacular wines below. Big parties? All-day family meals? These are the bottles you’ll need.—Ray Isle