Whether you're toasting a gracious host, a celebratory meal, a visit from a long-distance loved one, or just the season itself, few things are more festive during the holidays than cracking open a bottle of bubbly. Ramp up the specialness by drinking a really good bottle: a Champagne, cava, prosecco, or other sparkling wine that's crisp, well-balanced, and effervescent. A great bottle doesn't have to break the bank: we've collected fourteen truly terrific wines that start at just $12. (Though if you're looking to knock some socks off, we also recommend the $300 Armand de Brignac NV.) Take a look at all the bottles in our gallery, then raise a glass in the spirit of celebration.