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Three bottles of champagne

Best supermarket champagne

Published: August 20, 2021 at 4:23 pm
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Looking for the best supermarket wine? Discover our favourite champagnes for a special occasion, plus our recipe ideas for food pairings

Looking for the best supermarket champagne? Want to know which champagne to buy? Read on for the best bottles from a variety of price points, then check out our best champagne guide (including independents). For more wine guides, take a look at our best appassimento wine, best Albarino wines and best English Pinot Noir.

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How we chose the winners

The olive team chose 21 categories for own-brand and retailer-exclusive supermarket wines, covering different grape varieties, styles and price points. The supermarkets were invited to enter one wine per category (so they had to choose carefully). Every wine was blind-tasted by a panel of olive judges (led by olive wine columnist, drinks author and sommelier Kate Hawkings), who awarded gold, silver and bronze winners. In some categories, where the standard was high, we awarded joint winners. So, if you see those labels on your next shop – trust us, these bottles are brilliant!

Like the sound of our food pairings? You can find all our recipes on olivemagazine.com

Best champagne

Gold: Tesco Finest Premier Cru Brut Champagne, £21

Nice silky bubbles with plenty of zingy and zesty fruit, with rich, biscuity length.

Perfect pairing: Try with classic fish and chips

Tesco finest premier cru champagne

Silver: Lidl Comte de Senneval Champagne, £13.49

Bargain bubbles with an appealing toasty nose, bright citrus fruit and a clean, refreshing finish.

Perfect pairing: Try our grilled oysters with garlic butter

Lidl Comte de Senneval Champagne

Bronze: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Blanc de Noirs Champagne, £21

Fine perky bubbles, fruity but fresh and very appetising.

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Perfect pairing: Try with cheese straws to nibble alongside

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Blanc de Noirs Champagne

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