Prosecco's easy flavour and relatively cheap price tag has meant that we Brits now apparently consume a third of all bottles produced. The sparkling wine is great value compared to Champagne or Cava, and also has a smaller alcohol and calorie content than its posh cousins. And now that we've been told the UK's heatwave doesn't show signs of going away until October , there's no better reason than to grab another glass. We've selected a handful of the greatest bottles you can easily purchase at your local supermarket. Aldi has had plenty of low-priced luxury bottles over the past few years, and this is one of their best. This Prosecco Rustico is a consistent gold medal winner, and has a soft fruit sweetness and a completely dry finish.
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Please refresh the page and retry. T he Telegraph's award-winning wine writers have selected 's best offerings for fizz at all price brackets - from party pops under a tenner to fine but affordable champagne and top English sparkling wines. Pignoletto is grown in Umbria and Emilia Romagna. This sparkling wine is frothily fine-bubbled, very light and slightly sweet. A distinctly superior cava with toasty depths beneath a crisp snap of green apple peel. Chill to accompany light savoury party snacks, including jamon, olives and salted almonds.
Susy Atkins. A crowd-pleasing cava: One to pour with simple savoury party snacks, especially pastries. Victoria Moore. Stylish, sharp and straight as an arrow, this sparkling from the Loire is made from chardonnay and chenin blanc and tastes of green apples, lemons and faintly, brioche. Instead buy a good-quality sparkling wine or spend a little more for the ever-reliable Oudinot, which is very attractively priced and tasty too.
Lemony, clean, refreshing, and not super-dry. Step aside prosecco: This fizz has a fresh scent of kiwi fruit, a soft froth and a dry finish of yellow pears. Stylish party pop. And to Sandrine. Tasmanian devils Tasmania has been attracting a lot of buzz in the past few years. One of the best-known producers is Jansz, which makes fizz using pinot noir and chardonnay. Made by the Hush Heath Estate in Kent, this is one of the best supermarket own-labels.
There is juicy red apple, cream and a moreish line of acidity. Hamish Anderson. Pink champagne tends to be expensive and too often disappoints. Not this one. Elegant and pretty, with a delicious scent of wild red berries and cherry blossom, it has hit a streak of excellence. Astoundingly good value on the mix six deal. This full-flavoured champagne unusually contains 70 per cent pinot meunier, which gives it lots of spice, a kind of ampleness and baked red apple warmth.
A wine with strong personality. The best can be very elegant, but I often find the quality disappointing for the price. The house has been increasing its vineyard sites in prime areas and is now 50 per cent self-sufficient in grapes. A blend of all three champagne grapes. A blanc de blancs made with per cent chardonnay grapes champagne with delectable hints of shortbread, buttered brioche and oranges.
A luxury choice, on a tempting offer. An extremely good English sparkling wine, made from chardonnay, this is both cool and clean-edged, with a gleaming acidity, and also satisfying, with a gentle, creamy, bread-like richness. All chardonnay, it is not only instantly appealing with bright citrus flavours, but also complex enough to have you thinking about its toasty depth long after the bottle is gone.
Very different in style to the Bolney but no less magnificent, this is tightly packed and structured with red fruit and savoury nuances. Brilliant with food. Rather than aiming to make its non-vintage wine taste the same from one release to the next, these artisan winemakers craft the finest wine they can — and give it a number. The is very dry, based on the vintage and contains almost a third reserve wines.
It has a lovely spiciness and warmth. Charles Heidsieck makes really wonderful champagnes but this is something else: We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions page. My details.
My newsletters. Upgrade to Premium. Home News Sport Business. Lifestyle Food and drink. Telegraph Lifestyle Food and drink Wine. Susy Atkins Victoria Moore There has never been such a wide choice of alternative quality sparklers on our shelves Susy Atkins. Hamish Anderson C hampagne Oudinot Vintage , France A blanc de blancs made with per cent chardonnay grapes champagne with delectable hints of shortbread, buttered brioche and oranges.
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Email address: Co-Op expects to see a per cent increase in sales of its own-label Les Pionniers NV Champagne after taking the top spot in a blind taste test carried out by Which?
Email address: This is the stage which produces the trademark bubbles — experts are still arguing whether large or small are best — a process which keeps going until the bottle is opened and drunk. Champagne can only contain Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes, though it can be made with any blend of these. Blanc de Blancs is a per cent Chardonnay fizz; Blanc de Noirs a per cent Pinot where the wine had no contact with the black skins of the grapes.
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Whatever the occasion; Christmas , birthdays or simply the end of a long week, there is am extensive range of own-brand champagne offered at the supermarkets that will be sure to tickle your taste buds — and at low cost prices. Paired with any food, the versatile beverage is best served chilled in a designated champagne flute. The bubbly is very dry with a crisp but zingy taste and aromas of apple and floral hints. Beaten in blind taste test with Veuve Cliquot and Moet, you may not have expected this Co-op option to be so sought-after. With several awards under its belt, this chardonnay will be sure to tickle your taste buds while keeping your wallet happy too.
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Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month. The process takes nine months. For Prosecco, the Italian Charmat method is applied. Secondary fermentation takes place in steel enamel-covered tanks rather than in the individual bottles and the resulting fizz is then bottled under pressure in a continuous process. Our wine experts at Co-op shed a little more light on the differences between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco:. Champagne production is governed by strict rules and only sparklers made in the region of Champagne using local grapes may be labelled as such. These are often very good value, especially when compared with entry-level Champagne, for example. Spain is famed for its Cava. Italy is responsible for the phenomenon that is Prosecco, which, in , edged ahead of Champagne in terms of bottle sold around the world million versus million respectively.
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Aldi, Morrisons and Iceland have kicked off a festive fizz price war as they battle to have the cheapest bubbly on sale as families prepare to celebrate Christmas. But if you want a bottle, you'll have to be quick as Iceland is only selling a limited number and once they're gone, they're gone. Aldi and Morrisons' bottles are available in stores and online - but Aldi's website is still listing the pre-sale price at the moment. The supermarkets have slashed prices ahead of "Sparkling Saturday" this weekend - the day when sales of Champagne and fizz spike as customers buy in booze for Christmas. And this year it expects that number to rise to two million bottles of Prosecco and half a million bottles of Champagne. Aldi and Morrisons' offers will run until January 1, so you've got plenty of time to stock up into the new year.
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Passable as posh? It does have a deep, oaky, satisfying scent. The taste? Citrusy and tart, if slightly bitter. Fairly bubbly, but could have been more so. The bottle We love the arty label, with its graphic gold lattice pattern — it would definitely stand out on any booze table. Its unusual label makes it look like you got it from an organic artisan pop-up winery or whatever rather than Lidl, and it does have authentic champagne aromas. This tastes a lot better than it smells the tiniest bit vinegary , with distinctive citrus and floral notes. The bottle This shit looks expensive, according to our panel. Either way, it has the whiff of the real deal.
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Following the bloody amazing news that Aldi are launching a 3 litre! Because as much as it's nice to treat yourself over the festive period, drinking Prosecco like its water can get expensive pretty quickly. Of course, this doesn't take into consideration the quality of your booze and whether what you're drinking tastes like bubbly vinegar, but it's good to know for when you've got a house-full, right? Might be worth getting some LIDL Frizzante on hand for when your mates come round and drink you dry, then. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Love Island's Sherif breaks silence after leaving. Love Island's Wes reveals weird villa rule. Is Meghan Markle editing British Vogue? Bodyguard series 2 is officially in "talks". Glossier's Brow Flick just landed. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. More From Food and drink. Rekorderlig is selling parma violet cider. Oreos now come covered in Cadbury chocolate.
We drink 1. But are those deals any good? Rip Off Britain: Food investigated. Frazer Thompson of Truckledown vineyard in Kent thinks it's hard for consumers to choose these days. He recommends avoiding the cheapest wines, the prices of which are mostly made up of tax, transport and retail costs. Jamie Goode, wine writer and expert, went undercover for Rip Off Britain: Food , in some of the UK's biggest supermarkets.
How does Aldi do it for the money? The discount retailers Lidl and Aldi have shaken drinks retailing in recent years with some aggressive pricing and startling offerings. Whereas most bargain spirits hide their origins, wines should have the name of the producer on the back label. Some supermarket own-labels will be made by prestigious names. This is particularly true of fortified wines such as sherry , where own-labels are made by grand old names such as Barbadillo or Lustau. They are sitting on gallons of top-quality sherry that nobody wants. Very sad for them, but wonderful for the bargain hunter. So it is time to lose your drinks snobbery, do a bit of research and unearth some hidden treasures. Here are some of my favourite drinks from the budget supermarkets. Made from a native variety, this white wine is floral with notes of ginger and honey. Though, to be honest, you would be better off spending a little bit more for a lot more flavour.