You don’t need to opt for fancy labels to celebrate with festive fizz this party season
Top of the pops
The 2010 Which? champagne taste tests saw Lansons Black Label, £28.99, come out top with a score of 83%, followed by Morrisons ‘The Best’, £19.99 with 82%, and Marks & Spencer De St Gall Premier Cru, £25 with a score of 81%.
Martyn Hocking, Editor, Which?, says: ‘Christmas party season is around the corner and the good news is that quality fizz doesn’t have to break the bank.
‘Our experts found that supermarket own-brand champagnes performed better than some of the best known brands, so you can save some cash and keep the party bubbling.’
Supermarkets perform well
The champagne from Morrisons, costing £19.99, far outperformed Veuve Cliquot’s Yellow Label at £33.49, which got 74%.
In fact, four of the top performers were supermarket own-brands – bottles from Marks & Spencer, The Co-operative (80%) and Waitrose (80%) all beat Moët & Chandon (77%).
And here’s how the rest performed:
- The Co-operative Les Pionniers Champagne £16.40 80%
- Waitrose Blanc de Blancs Brut £21.99 80%
- Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial £29.99 77%
- Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs Champagne £16.99 77%
- Asda Champagne Brut £15.12 75%
- Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label £33.49 74%
- Oddbins Champagne Déhu £23.99 73%
- Lidl Comte de Brismand Champagne Brut £13.99 73%
- Aldi Veuve Monsigny Champagne £9.99 70%
And for dessert…
We’ve selected the perfect dessert recipe to go nicely with a glass of bubbly from our new Good Food Guide: Recipes book. Try making the baked Alaska with passion fruit sorbet for your friends and family.
And there’s a wealth of great information about buying Christmas items on the rest of Which.co.uk, including which rewards cards to choose, how to shop interest free, what the best online supermarkets are and even what your rights are when trying to return an unwanted Christmas pressie.