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Wine news: Add some fizz to your summer sunshine

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Sainsbury’s, was £8, now £6.75 until July 3.
Dawn Egan

Prosecco is top of the pops when it comes to our choice of fizz, and as sales continue to soar for this inexpensive sparkling wine. Here’s a few worth trying out...

Allini Prosecco Spumante, Lidl, £5.99: This has the clean, pear-drop aromas characteristic of a good Prosecco and is light, crisp and a little drier than most – such an easy drinking and versatile example that is perfect for all sorts of celebrations or even just a cold drink in the garden. It would pair well with bruschetta and tapas.

Prosecco, M&S, £10: A lively, crisp Italian sparkling wine which is aromatic and fresh with light lemon, pear and apple flavours and a floral hint. It has a dry, refreshing finish. This premium example of Prosecco was made by Loris Bonotto at his family estate in the Veneto region of Italy. Serve chilled as an aperitif for all sorts of celebrations, or just for fun. Prosecco also goes well with light canapés, delicate white fish dishes and summer salads. You won’t be disappointed with this one – especially at the price.

WINE OF THE WEEK

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Sainsbury’s, was £8, now £6.75 until July 3.

This is an award-winning, premium white wine from Marlborough, New Zealand has sweet, ripe-fruit characters with a mix of citrus, floral, pear and tropical fruit and a crisp nettle highlight, making it perfect for dinner parties and barbecues. For those who like Sauvignon Blanc, this is a great all-round example to brighten up those summer garden parties.

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