We have looked at prices of Cava, Prosecco and Champagne (branded and non-branded) in all the major supermarkets in the UK to find out where you’ll get the most bubbly for your pounds – and the results aren’t actually that surprising.
Of all the bottles currently on sale in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Co-op, Ocado as well as Lidl and Aldi, the two latter supermarkets frequently came out on top as offering the best value.
Of course, our price data doesn’t take into account the quality or taste of the alcohol so that may be reflected in the price.
It's also worth keeping in mind that prices could change rapidly in the run-up to Christmas – so the best offer today might be different by tomorrow.
Here are the best deals on bubbly currently around:
The best value branded Champagne – Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut and Lidl’s Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut for £11.49
The cheapest Champagne bottles on the UK market are currently these two award-winning bottles from Aldi and Lidl.
The Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut has aromas of ripe apples, floral hints and soft red fruit, and is best served as an aperitif or with light food, according to Aldi.
Lidl’s Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut is packed with citrus and biscuit flavours, and it matches perfectly with potato pancakes and smoked salmon, says Lidl.
The best value branded Champagnes
Lanson Black Label – For £20 at Morrisons
If you're looking for a more well-known brand, you can get a bottle of Lanson Black Label for £20 at Morrisons.
Meanwhile Tesco and Ocado have the Champagne on offer for a couple quid more at £22.
If you do miss the Christmas discounts, Asda offers the next best price on Lanson at £27 per bottle, according to mysupermarket.com.
Veuve Cliquot – For £30 at Waitrose
The leading champagne house of Veuve Clicquot sees a constant stream of fans coming back for its famous bubbly.
And you can now get a sweet 25 per cent discount at Waitrose, which is currently selling the bubbly for £30, down from £40.
The offer expires on January 1 2019, which should give you enough time to stock up on the bottles all throughout the festive period.
Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Non Vintage – For £28 at Tesco and Sainsbury’s
A luxurious bottle of Moët & Chandon should impress any dinner guests, no matter what the occasion.
Created from more than 100 different wines, the Moët Imperial style is distinguished by a bright fruitiness with notes of green apple and white flowers.
And you can now get it on offer for £28 at Sainsbury’s and Tesco, which is currently the cheapest deal around for a bottle of the fancy bubbly.
Your second best price of the bottle is offered by Asda – the supermarket is always selling the bottles for £29.
Taittinger Brut Reserve NV Champagne – £26.25 at Ocado
Taitttinger is one of the few Champagne houses still owned and managed by the family whose name appears on the label.
The luxurious bottles are currently sold for £26.25 at Ocado, down from its usual price of £35 – and this offer is also valid until January 1 2019.
Meanwhile, supermarkets such as Tesco and Waitrose also have the bottle on offer for £27 and £28 respectively until New Years Day.
Bollinger Champagne – For £33 at Morrisons
Bollinger is famous for its consistency of style, structure and aromatic complexity.
A bottle of the posh fizz is yours for a discounted £33 at Morrisons, saving you over a tenner of its usual price of £45.
You'll find the next best deal at Asda who is both selling the bottle for slightly more at £34.
How to get the best deal on your prosecco
- Look for vouchers on money saving websites like Vouchercloud and HotUKDeals who list deals you can hand over to retailers.
- Check sites like MySupermarket to check if you can get the same bottle cheaper in any other supermarket. You can also see when products were on offer to see if you’re getting the best deal.
- Keep an eye out for discounts, offers and reduced prices.
- Check online and in stores to see if the supermarket is offering a special deal if you shop at one or the other.
The cheapest Cava – Aldi’s and Lidl's Cava for £4.99
You won't struggle to find affordable Cava with these two bottles from Aldi and Lidl that cost £4.99 per bottle.
The Contevedo Cava Brut Gold from Aldi has flavours of crisp apple, subtle peach and hints of honey and is best served as an aperitif or accompanying poultry, rice and pasta dishes.
Lidl’s Arestel Cava Brut is dry with aromas of both citrus and cream, according to the supermarket.
The third best price is offered by Asda, which is selling bottles of Casa Luis Cava Brut for £5.28 each.
This also has citrus flavours as well as hints of apple and almond, and is best served as an aperitif or with seafood.
The cheapest Prosecco – Lidl’s for £5.49
Prosecco is often regarded as a cheaper alternative to Champagne, and rightly so.
In fact, the fizz has become so popular lately that many Champagne makers have been forced to slash their prices.
According to our data, Lidl is currently offering the cheapest Prosecco bottles around at £5.49.
The supermarket’s Allini Prosecco Frizzante is aromatic, fizzy, off-dry and not too heavy, according to Lidl – but it works well for all types of occasions.
It’s worth noting that as Lidl doesn’t have an online shop, you’ll have to make a trip to your local store.
The next cheapest deal we found on Prosecco is the Bella Cucina Prosecco Fizzante Semi a Tesco currently selling for £5.75.
The best value sparkling wines
Clairette De Die Cuvée César – for £7.99 at Lidl
Lidl's new French fizz offers a fresh but slightly sweet taste for £7.99 a bottle.
You'll also be able to taste aromas of rose petal as well as flavours of baked apple.
The supermarket has said it can accompanied with sweet and savoury foods from smoked salmon to mince pies, so is perfect for Christmas day.
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