Originally Posted by migo
for everyday use, I like Martini & Rossi Asti. At $12, it's really good sweet champagne, and goes well with a lot of food. Plus I can afford to buy it every week. As for my favorite I can't say since I've not tasted a lot of champagnes, only Veuve yellow, and white star. One of the best I've tasted, however, was at a local wine festival in Les Menuires, in the French alps.
Stop buying Asti. Way too sweet, it's dessert wine and will not pair well with food. If you like your sparkling wine on the sweet side, try Freixenet NV Sparkling Cordon Negro Brut. It's $9 and readily available at the supermarket, and miles ahead of Asti, IMO. Another sparkling that is a phenomenal value is Cristalino, which is a Spanish cava, at $6/bottle.