As we start the countdown to Christmas (yes, it’s early this year – don’t judge us), we’re stocking up on beauty advent calendars and investing in personalised wrapping paper that has our own faces on it, because why the hell not?
And there are lots of options when it comes to picking the bubbles.
Morrisons magnum of Prosecco is currently on sale for a bargain £10, you can have a very merry Christmas with these Prosecco Christmas crackers, and we’ll be stocking up on Aldi’s six-litre Prosecco bottles for our festive parties.
But if you’re more of a champers fan, then you’ll be happy to know that you can get your hands on a quality bottle for less than £20.
Following recent taste tests by Which?, Co-op’s own brand Champagne has been awarded the star of the show.
The experts tried out nine different Champagnes – a mix of supermarket own brands and exclusive non-vintages, alongside six top bubbly brands. Apparently, they were looking for ‘character, depth and complexity’ and ‘you should be able to taste yeast and nuttiness in good Champagne.’
Co-op clearly pulled it out of the bag, scoring top marks for their offering. It retails for £19, whereas other brands sell for considerably more – Moët and Chandon, for example, is priced at around £29.
While Co-op Les Pionniers NV champagne came out on top during the blind taste test, it was joint with Mumm Cordon Rouge which costs a pricier £35.
Other home brands tested were Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, Asda’s Extra Special Premier Cru Champagne and Lidl’s Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut. High-end tipples included Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Champagne, Moët and Chandon and Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Champagne.
Brb, off to the local Co-op.