Christmas is definitely the season for lavish parties and the bubbly is always freely flowing. Whether you are on the lookout for some luxurious tipples for Christmas and New Year party season, or hunting down the perfect gift for a friend, we have a festive fizz to fit the bill.
Sainsbury’s Crémant De Loire, Taste the Difference
Crémant de Loire is a wonderful alternative to Champagne and is made in the same way using the ‘méthode traditionelle’. This wine is rich on the palate yet has a zesty apple freshness.
From the chalky soils of the beautiful Loire Valley, this elegant sparkling wine is made by Bouvet Ladubay, a winery founded in 1851. The soft ‘tuffeau’ stone of the region has been excavated to create miles of cellars, perfect for ageing this complex wine. Perfect with a shellfish platter and one of the best Champagnes to pop the cork on if you are truly looking to impress your guests this Christmas! Priced at £9.50 from Sainsburys.
Monopole Heidsieck & Co Blue Top
Vranken-Pommery Monopole offers a range of delicious Champagnes, perfect for the festive season and of course New Year’s Eve. Our current favourite has to be the seriously impressive Monopole Heidsieck & Co Blue Top. This classic, sophisticated Champagne is perfect for every festive event you could dream of. Prices and stockist include: Tesco £27.00. ASDA £27.00 and Ocado £29.99.
Campo Viejo Gran Brut Reserva
Are you looking to create the perfect indulgent breakfast for the big day? This fine sparkling gran cava brut reserva will enhance the flavour intensity of smoked salmon by balancing out its natural saltiness. What’s more, the sweet spots of apple will compliment the richness of eggs. Priced at £11.60. Available from Ocado and all major retailers nationwide.
This is a fantastic alternative to Champagne for your festive parties. You could also serve Martini Prosecco during the main course on the big day itself. This dry, crisp sparkling wine will really do justice to your Christmas turkey dinner, making the most of the richness of the dish. Martini Prosecco is available this Christmas at Asda priced from (£7.00).
The Best Champagne and Prosecco From Aldi
Aldi has a wonderful range of Christmas food and drink as usual this year. When it comes to festive fizz, you will find a wide variety at reasonable prices. Our top picks are the showstopping Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut priced at £11.49, this extra dry Organic Prosecco which is just £7.99 and Aldi’s award winning Prosecco Superiore. The perfect festive tipples! Take a look in store or online at www.aldi.co.uk now.
ASDA Extra Special 2007 Vintage Champagne Brut
This Champagne has spent at least five years maturing in cellars, resulting in a rich, elegant and fine vintage. Produced by Chanoine Frères this is the perfect match to seafood and smoked salmon. Crisp, delicate and perfect for celebrations with friends this Christmas. Available at ASDA in stores or online now. Priced at £24.00.
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