Best supermarket sparkling wines
Looking for the best supermarket wine? Discover our favourite sparkling wines for a special occasion
Looking for the best supermarket sparkling wine? Want to know which sparkling wine to buy? Read on for the best bottles from a variety of price points, then check out our favourite English sparkling wines to buy. Also take a look at our reviews of the best supermarket champagne, best mixed case wines to buy and best appassimento wines.
How we tested
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!
Crisp and good value, a good option if you want something drier than prosecco.
WINNER: Morrisons The Best Marques de los Rios Cava Brut
A rich, yeasty nose with fine, creamy bubbles and zesty finish.
Available from Morrisons (£9)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ocado Marques de Grinon La Vie en Rose Organic Rose Cava
A lovely pink cava with pretty notes of strawberries and cream. It’s floral and delicate, herbaceous with good length.
Available from Ocado (£11.50)
Best English sparkling wine
English fizz now rivals the best champagne in quality. What bottles should you buy?
WINNER: Aldi Winemaster’s Lot English Sparkling
Rounded and toasty with luscious creamy bubbles and a bright, lime-zest acidity.
Perfect pairing: Fish and chips.
Available from Aldi (£19.99)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sainsbury’s Ellercombe English Sparkling Brut NV
Generous notes of baked apples and buttery biscuits with a crisp and refreshing finish.
Perfect pairing: Fritto misto.
Available from Sainsbury's (£22)
Gold: Aldi Winemasters Lot English Sparkling, £14.99
Very elegant with soft, moussey bubbles, lovely floral notes and a long, toasty finish.
Silver: Tesco Finest English Sparkling Wine, £21
Crisp green apples and zingy citrus freshness in this clean, lean and savoury fizz.
Bronze: Waitrose Leckford Estate Brut, £26.99
Complex and creamy with ripe peaches, crunchy apples and a soft, buttery richness.
Best fizz to buy by the case
For parties, micro-weddings or special occasions – the best-value fizz to bulk buy by the case.
Gold: Lidl Arestel Cava, £5.29
Fantastic value for a party fizz; clean, fresh and very, very drinkable.
Silver: M&S Found Blanquette de Limoux, £10
A pretty nose, floral and peachy with a savoury, grassy freshness.
Bronze: Ocado Faldeo Prosecco, £9.99
Aromatic with crisp orchard fruits and soft, creamy bubbles.
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