'Tis the season or bringing a bottle of bubbly to holiday parties. We asked House Wine's Donnie Austin for five suggestions to impress your friends without breaking the budget. His main advice: "Be careful with sparkling wines under $10, because they're likely not naturally made. Look for good values at your local stores with lesser known names before overpaying for branding."

'Tis the season or bringing a bottle of bubbly to holiday parties. We asked House Wine's Donnie Austin for five suggestions to impress your friends without breaking the budget. His main advice: "Be careful with sparkling wines under $10, because they're likely not naturally made. Look for good values at your local stores with lesser known names before overpaying for branding." housewine.biz

Dibon Cava Brut NV ($9.99)

This Spanish wine is made in the traditional Champagne method but isn't aged as long. Austin describes it as having a "solid flavor on its own at a price point that allows you to use it for mixing."

Le Colture "Fagher" Valdobbiadene Prosecco Brut NV ($17.99)

Austin says this is a high quality wine from a better region for prosecco. It retains the signature fruity characteristics of its cousin Champagne while not being sweet.

Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux Brut NV ($17.99)

The "Cremant" moniker signifies French sparkling wines that are not from Champagne region. This wine is imported by Patrick Allen, a Columbus-based importer known for finding amazing values in French wine.

Argyle Oregon Brut 2012 ($24.99)

Argyle is one of the premier American sparkling producers better known for their pinot noir; Austin calls their brut a traditional Champagne blend of chardonnay and pinot noir that always delivers.

Splurge: Marc Hebrart Cuvee de Reserve Premier Cru Champagne Brut NV ($44.99)

Austin says it best: "You're basically getting a top-shelf, lights-out Champagne for a reasonable price that's below what most people are paying for some big names with inferior or average wines that are overpriced."