Buying wine around the holidays is a lot of pressure – loads of us lorry in the drink without a clue what we’re doing, and generally end up picking piles of plonk off the shelf because the label looks quite alright.
Continuing our Quick Guide to Christmas Wines, here’s the straight skinny on three completely classy sparkling wines you won’t be embarrassed to serve or to give around the holidays.
With 25% off all sparkling and Champagne until the New Year, you’d be mad to go anywhere else for your bubbly this Christmas!
Bargain Sparkling Wine: Domenico de Bertiol Prosecco (€12.50 €9.37 per bottle)
Why You’ll Like It: You’ll like it for its gorgeous bottle and enticing price tag, but even better is what’s inside. Made from the Italian grape, Prosecco, this sparkler is dry, fruity and aromatic, and incredibly easy drinking. It’s the perfect aperitif to kick-off a party or even the big day itself.
Beautiful Sparkling Wine: Aureus Cremant de Loire (€18.00 €13.50 per bottle on sale)
Why You’ll Like It: Loire Valley is where to go if you want that ‘Champagne’ quality outside of the Champagne region, and if you want real quality for a celebratory toast this Christmas, the Aureus will push all the right buttons. Voted Best in Class and awarded a silver medal at the International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2009.
Stunning Sparkling Wine: Lallier Premier Cru Rosé Champagne (€37.00 €27.75 per bottle on sale)
Why You’ll Like It: From the world’s most renowned region for sparkling wine, this Rosé Champagne is a super sexy alternative to white bubbly. The Rosé is just a touch more fruity (strawberries and cream, mmm!) than it’s white counterpart so makes the perfect sparkler where you’ve lots of different tastes to cater for. For luxurious drinking this Christmas, look no further.
To make buying holiday wine without a clue easier, we’ve put together a case of Christmas Crackers from our Quick Guide wines to take you from Christmas through New Year’s: Five reds, four whites, and three bottles of bubbly you can proudly pour at your festive table or confidently slip into gift bags for €159.50 on sale with a whopping €40 in savings!