The best supermarket sparkling and champagne wines for Christmas 2017

Article date: 25 November 2017

Best Christmas wines 2017

A few years ago, when we started to put together lists for Christmas, we would try to slip in the odd English wine, almost as a dare. How times have changed and how English sparkling wine, in particular, has boomed. So here is a list of sparkling wines for all budgets and all occasions with a fair smattering of English beauties.

ALDI

Exquisite Cremant du Jura

Aldi Exquisite Cremant du Jura – £7.99

Consistently rated one of the best budget fizzes
Buy from Aldi

Veuve Monsigny Champagne

Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut – £10.99

Bargain champagne; need one say more?
Buy from Aldi

ASDA

Extra Special Prosecc

Extra Special Prosecco – £8 (special offer)

Maybe one for mixing with cocktails or serving at parties?
Buy from Asda

COOP

Truly Irresistible Cava – £6.99

Great value Cava

Les Pionniers NV Champagne – £16.99

As good as it gets for Champagne at this price point

Les Pionniers Vintage Champagne 2008 – £25.99

Made by Piper Heidsieck, this is rich and creamy; a stunning champagne

LAITHWAITES

Beaumonde Rosé 2015

Beaumonde Rosé 2015 – £9.99 (on offer)

If you’re after something a bit different, this pink fizz from Languedoc is made entirely from Grenache.
Buy from Laithwaites

Billecart-Salmon Rosé NV

Billecart-Salmon Rosé NV – £60

Liquid gold.
Buy from Laithwaites

LIDL

Lidl Crémant de Bourgogne NV – £7.99

Another budget fizz that is anything but basic. Trade up from Prosecco without spending more.

Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut – £10.99

A decent champagne and only just over a tenner.

MAJESTIC

Bouvet Ladubay Saumur

Bouvet Ladubay Saumur NV – £9.99 (as part of a mix six case)

Sparkling wine from the Loire, made from Chenic Blanc; makes a great aperatif.
Buy from Majestic

Balfour 1503 Rosé Brut

Balfour 1503 Rosé Brut NV – £21.99 (as part of a mix six case)

English sparkling wine for Christmas? It just has to be.
Buy from Majestic

Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut

Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old Champagne – £72 (as part of a mix six case)

Made from reserve wines from as far back as 1988; this wine will impress.
Buy from Majestic

M&S

Heretat El Padruell Cava

Heretat El Padruell Cava Rosé Brut NV – £8.50

A consistently rated, fun Cava. Serve at parties.
Buy from M&S

Digby Fine English Leander Pink Brut

Digby Fine English Leander Pink Brut NV – £30

Gold winner at UK Wine Awards. Gorgeous English fizz.
Buy from M&S

Oudinot Rosé Brut NV

Oudinot Rosé Brut NV Champagne – £29

“So elegant it’s like sipping satin”, said one reviewer.
Buy from M&S

Hambledon Brut

Hambledon Brut, Hampshire, England NV – £29

Another dazzling English sparkling wine.
Buy from M&S

MORRISONS

A few champagnes on offer right now. Veuve Devanlay Champagne Brut seems good value at £15
Buy from Morrisons

Morrisons The Best Vintage Cava Brut 2014

Morrisons The Best Vintage Cava Brut 2014 – 7.50

A toasty, rich, creamy cava.
Buy from Morrisons

SAINSBURY’S

Taste the Difference Vintage Cava Rosé

Taste the Difference Vintage Cava Rosé Brut 2014 – £9

Lovely aperatif. Move over Prosecco!
Buy from Sainsbury’s

Blancs de Noirs Brut NV Champagne

Sainsbury’s Winemakers’ Selection Blancs de Noirs Brut NV Champagne – £16 (reduced from £20)

All pinots in this one. And right now a bargain.
Buy from Sainsbury’s

Blanc de Blancs Brut NV Champagne

Sainsbury’s Winemakers’ Selection Blanc de Blancs Brut NV Champagne – £16 (reduced from £20)

The flip side to blanc de noirs. Pure chardonnay. Pure class.
Buy from Sainsbury’s

TESCO

Good offers on some well known brands
Buy from Tesco

Or take a look at these other English sparkling wines:
Buy from Tesco

Chapel Down English Sparling Rosé

Chapel Down English Sparling Rosé – £22

Classic champange grapes: chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot meunier; English refinement.
Buy from Tesco

WAITROSE

Cave de Lugny Sparkling Burgundy

Cave de Lugny Sparkling Burgundy Blanc de Blancs, Crémant de Bourgogne, France – £13.99

Highly recommended again and again.
Buy from Waitrose

Chapel Down Rosé Brut

Chapel Down Rosé Brut NV – £24.99

Another highly regarded English fizz. Mousse Anglais anyone?
Buy from Waitrose

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