Find the Perfect Bubbly for your Wedding Day
19th March 2016
If you’re organising your own bubbly for your wedding venue, it can be a daunting task deciding which one to choose from the thousands available.
Going traditional with Champagne is always a reliable option, but if you’re on a budget or want to try something different, there are plenty of other fantastic sparkling wines to suit your needs.
Cava, Crémant and Prosecco are other options at a lower price. Or why not go for an award-winning English sparkling wine?
Try and taste some for yourself, see which you like best – surely your guests will enjoy it too. Many of these wines also serve as great all-rounders.
For the reception
For the start, it’s best to serve something light and fresh. A Blancs de Blancs Champagne or a Prosecco would work well. If it’s Summer time, you could make a fruity sparkling cocktail by simply adding some fruit juice.
(Prosecco) Zonin Brut – £7 per bottle
(Prosecco) Prosecco Masottina – £11 per bottle
(Champagne) Waitrose Blanc de Blancs Brut NV – £22.99 per bottle
(Champagne) Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV – £49.99 per bottle
For the meal
What you’re going to be eating might alter the style of sparkling wine you choose. Savoury food pairs well with a dry wine (like brut) whereas sweeter food goes better with a sweeter sparkling wine (like sec or demi-sec). If you’re having fish or pasta, you might want to opt for some rosé.
(Spanish) Freixenet Vintage Especial – £7 per bottle
(Cava) Codorníu 1551 Brut Vintage Cava – £7.50 per bottle
(Champagne) Nicolas Feuilatte NV – £18.99 per bottle
(English) Balfour Rosé NV – £19.99 per bottle
(English) Chapel Down Vintage Reserve NV – £20.79 per bottle
(Champagne) Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV – £34.99 per bottle
For the Dessert
For dessert, you want something sweeter (and perhaps pink!).
(Asti) Tesco Asti Spumante – £5.25 per bottle
(Cava) Montanez Rosé Cava – £5.25 per bottle
(Italian) Bellante Sparkling Rosé – £8 per bottle
(Champagne) Lanson Rosé NV Champagne – £27 per bottle
To look through more Champagne and sparkling wines, take a look at our other blogs by section or browse the wine reviews and food pairing – or feel free contact us if you need any help!
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