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Cheapism’s Picks for Holiday Spirits Have you heard about it? The New York Times calls it the

They have separate lists for their choices of red, white, and sparkling wines. (Cheap champagne – meaning under $20 or so – by the strictest definition, doesn’t exist; champagne must be produced in very certain ways to be technically classified as a champagne rather than a sparkling wine, but they’re effectively the same thing.)

  1. Mirassou Pinot Noir 2010, $6

  2. Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $10

  3. Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay, $10

  4. Roederer Estate Brut NV, $20

Cheapism notes that studies have found often the price of a wine muddles people’s enjoyment of it – but just because a wine is mass-produced doesn’t mean it still can’t have the qualities and flavors of a premium wine. Drink up!

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