Add a little sparkle...

sparkling wine

Prosecco and Champagne are the ubiquitous drinks this time of year, but it can also be a time to broaden your horizons and get your Christmas sparkle from other parts of the world.

We have seen an increase in sales of other fizz such as Cremant de Alsace and Blanquette de Limoux. All worthy contenders for the fizz category along with Familia Schroeder Deseado Brut NV, which is an ideal match for both mince pies and strong cheeses.

Our antipodean friends raise their glasses in a toast to the season with Paulett's Trillians Sparkling Riesling or Sparkling Red, which is a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sticking with the new world, South Africa’s premium bubbly De Wetshof Cap Classique is made in the Methode Champenoise, which means there is a secondary fermentation in bottle.
Prosecco is still a great option and our premium wine from Cantine Umberto Bortolotti will more than fit the bill and it comes in 20cl bottles for individual servings.

Champagne A R Lenoble have launched their Mag 14 wines; non-vintage blends containing reserve wines that were aged in magnums under natural cork, bringing a depth and richness to the wines but with balanced acidity.

Last but certainly not least, our friends at Bluebell Vineyards, who enjoyed a bumper harvest this year, have released their Hindleap Rose to great acclaim as well as the fantastic ‘Late Disgorged’ Blanc de Blancs 2008.

So why not try an alternative toast to enjoy and bring in 2019 with a bit of sparkle!