Pink Fizz for Valentine’s Day—
This year, Valentine’s Day may feel different, yet the association of pink fizz with romance is unshakeable. And sparkling rosé is more than just frivolous froth. Even under ten pounds I’ve found brilliant bubbly that should be front row in your fridge. Of course, splashing out brings a wine of greater complexity and a more contemplative moment. The choice is yours but thankfully, real romance remains blind whether your Valentine’s vino is a bargain or a blow-out.
OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH
Crémant de Bordeaux Rosé NV (12%) £9 Marks and Spencers. Bargain bubbly with delightful depth and long-lasting zip.
La Terrasse Sparkling Rosé (12%) £14 Sainsbury’s. A fruity cascade of strawberries and peaches. Delicious!
Chapel Down English Sparkling Rosé (12%) £26.99 Majestic. Vivacious and scented as a gingery rose, an English ace.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2007 (12.5%) £142 thefinestbubble.com. Bunches of roses and ripe strawberries in fizz form. Sublime.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Bird In Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir 2019 (12.5%) £15.99 Waitrose. Fabulous Aussie fun, this sherbet pink will make your night fizz.
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