13 of Chicago’s Most Epic Champagne Deals
Where to drink discounted Dom and Cristal
Champagne has become a beverage synonymous with specials occasions, so it’s no surprise that the French wine flows during the holidays. Not to be confused with other sparkling wines from around the world — like Italian Prosecco or Spanish Cava — Champagnes from their namesake region in eastern France carry a unique terroir, beloved for their creamy body and notes of toasted brioche.
Typically, these coveted wines cost a pretty penny, but in the name of generosity and the holiday season, a number of Chicago-area restaurants and bars are knocking back prices, even on major labels like Dom and Cristal. Below, where to sip the good stuff at prices that won’t break the bank.
From November 25 through the end of December, Lincoln Park French haunt Mon Ami Gabi will discount Moet Chandon Grand Vintage 2012. The restaurant typically sells the bottle for $180, but for the holidays it drops the price to $120 or $30 per glass.