What’s more festive than a bottle of fizz? Champagnes to try this Christmas!

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to choose which bottles of fizz to buy to keep you and your guests merry during the festive season. This guide should help you decide the best choice for your tastes and budget!

Fizz wines for the Holidays season

Festive fizz and Christmas cava that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg

If you’re having a lot of people over this Christmas then it’s not always a great idea to push the boat out on expensive Christmas champagnes such as Bollinger and Veuve Cliquot. Instead, why not pick up some bottles of prosecco or cava which are consistently good and always a crowd-pleaser. For your prosecco, why not try Val D’Oca? This extra dry but fresh and light fizz is great for a cocktail party and definitely worth a try. Alternatively, you could go for the Italian Villa Arfanta with soft and fruity aromas at a reasonable price. When it comes to Spanish cava, brands such as Titiana will compliment your canapés perfectly and stand as a bargain at under £15. Hints of strawberry and raspberry can be found in the Codorníu Rosado NV Cava that is light and refreshing on the palette and is bound to please even the pickiest of guests.
Champagne Thierry Massin Cuvée Selection Brut

Sparkling wines and celebratory champagnes that you can savour

Prosecco and cava aren’t always for everyone, so if you’re looking for something a little different then why not try a sparkling wine or go a little more upmarket with a well-known champagne. Of course, you can never go wrong with renowned champagne houses such as Moet, Tattinger and Dom Perignon but champagne doesn’t always have to mean you going over budget. There are plenty of smaller, independent champagne houses to choose from that are still packed with quality. Pick up a bottle of Thierry Massin for less than £20. This light, bubbly champagne has notes of yellow fruits and an aroma of delicate flowers. Similarly, Le Brun De Neuville champagne has the fruity, well-balanced flavour of a chardonnay with a citrus fruit aroma. Sparkling wines also on the list for the festive period include The Clairette de Die cuvee Chambéran, which makes an excellent aperitif, or for something a little different try the red sparkling Quercioli Reggiano Dolce which has hints of cherry and strawberry.