Hi everyone, this is an oldie but goodie, that’s relevant with the New Year coming up. I updated a few things throughout, and be sure to read until the end to learn how to easily become a Champagne sabering rock star this New Years. (Practice on the Kirkland Prosecco, work your way up to the real Champagne).
Thanks again for following the site in 2019, and we look forward to a great year of tasting Costco wines in 2020. – Andrew, Editor
With the New Year on the horizon we know everyone’s thinking about their bubbly options for the big night. Earlier, we reviewed the Kirkland Prosecco, which is an excellent option for only $7.
But Costco has a bubbly for everyone in every price range, so let’s walk through a few different options so you can determine what will be the best fit for you.
How to nose out a bottle of worthwhile bubbly—and how best to drink it
If you can’t find Costco’s Kirkland Signature Brut, there are plenty of ways to sniff out other good bubbly. In an interview, certified sommelier Cha McCoy told me what you should look for as you quickly peruse the bubbly aisle of your local liquor store:
A good Champagne will be a feast for the senses, wine expert and sommelier Belinda Chang told me in a phone interview. Once you’ve poured out your first glass, you’ll know whether the bubbly is good based on these qualities:
When it comes time to pour, Chang suggested drinking Champagne out of a white wine glass rather than a flute. It takes a year and a half for the painstaking Champagne-producing method to make the grapes sing, and a wide-mouthed glass will help you fully appreciate the robustness of the flavor and texture.
How Much Is Must at Costco?
Moët et Chandon Imperial Champagne in the 750ml bottle costs $33.99.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial is not a very expensive champagne compared to the prices of, for example, certain prestigious cuvée champagnes. However, it is also not the cheapest. My personal opinion is that for the price you pay to buy Moët Imperial you get good champagne and you have the benefit of consistency.
Costco sells the Minis Moët Champagne 6-Pack for $59.99.
For Moet & Chandon, the production of its wines plays a major role in the prices. Most Moët wines are non-vintage, meaning grapes from different vintages have their place in the cuvée. It can lower the overall price as it will be cheaper to produce with a mix of years.
For: The Person On A Budget, or Who is Hosting a Huge Party and Needs a Lot To Go Around
Don’t worry Costco has you covered here with the aforementioned, and recently reviewed, Kirkland Prosecco for only $7. Go to Total Wine and try to find a DOCG band on the neck of any of their bottles for under $10. It doesn’t exist. This is surprisingly good bubbly for the price.
How much is it for a bottle of Moet?
Instagrammer @costcosisters spotted the small cases of champagne in a Costco store. The Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut six-pack comes with 187-milliliter bottles and six champagne sippers.
How much is Costco Kirkland Champagne?