Olly’s Spooky Sparklers—

Halloween is a great excuse to crack open the bubbly! From bargain to blow out, a few inside tips ensure your buck delivers maximum bang. Spanish Cava is where the value is right now, buying own label especially. Morrisons The Best Vintage Cava Brut 2017 is richly refreshing for £9 or try my pick this week from The Wine Society. Crémant from France is made in the same way as Champagne but comes from different places delivering a great deal to the canny buyer. If it’s Prosecco you’re after try Morrisons The Best Prosecco, a snip at £7. But for me, buying home grown British bubbly is the top treat with no trick this


The Society’s Cava Reserva Brut (12%) £8.95 The Wine SocietySumptuous Cava with impressive richness and depth, serve with cheese straws.

Specially Selected Millesimato Prosecco DOCG (11%) £8.99 Aldi. All the freshness of pears and tangerines romping in a sunny Jacuzzi.

Classics Crémant NV (12%) £10 M&S. Top fizz to rival big name bubbly – without the big heavy price tag.  Buy as much as you can find.

Larmandier-Bernier ‘Longitude’ Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru NV  (12.5%) £41.95 leaandsandeman.co.ukUp there with the best fizz on the planet – pristine, complex and worth the cash. Treat yourself.


Nyetimber Classic Cuvée NV (12%) £28.95 Henningswine.co.ukThis English fizz rivals Grand Cru Champagne with its dazzling spectrum of gorgeous complexity. Superb.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 25th October 2020.

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