Best supermarket champagne
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 wines, best albarino wines and best English pinot noirs. For gifting inspiration, take a browse through the best champagne gifts for champagne lovers.
How we chose the winners
We’re thrilled to announce the results of the olive Supermarket Wine Awards 2022. The olive team chose 20 categories for own-brand and retailer exclusive supermarket wines, covering different styles, occasions and price points. Whether you need budget bottles for everyday drinking, wines to impress at your next dinner party or wallet-friendly fizz to buy by the case for celebrations, we’ve got you covered. 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, with Fortnum & Mason drink writer of the year, Henry Jeffreys) and we awarded winner accolades to our favourites. In some categories, where the standard was high, we awarded joint winners. So if you see those labels on your next shop – trust in us. These bottles are brilliant!
Best champagne to buy by the case
High-quality yet brilliant value fizz – perfect for the festive season and special occasions.
WINNER: Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne, £21
Consistently impressive fizz, fresh, racy and rounded with lovely notes of zesty lemon meringue pie.
Available from Tesco (£21)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Waitrose Blanc de Noirs
Red fruit and almond pastry aromas with a savoury, slightly spicy finish.
Available from Waitrose (£19.99)
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
Bronze: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Blanc de Noirs Champagne, £21
Fine perky bubbles, fruity but fresh and very appetising.
Perfect pairing: Try with cheese straws to nibble alongside
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