From the bottle
Juicy grapes fro Italy's sun drenched vineyards give this crisp sparkling rose vivid berry aromas and hints of summer... Perfect...as an aperitif, it goes beautifully with Thai and Asian food.
Price £6.00 -£8.99 (Available from Asda and Tesco)
Bubbles AND rosé? Yes please.
Hearing that cork pop is delightful enough, but when you are greeted with the delicious smells of strawberry, pear and a smidgen of citrus, things get even better.
Taking a sip, the lovely bubbles tickle my tongue in a none too aggressive way. Tastes like a strawberry version of Kola Kubes. Medium dry and red berry loveliness, although it is lacking acidity somewhat. Quick to leave the palate with a slight unusual after-taste, however nothing which would stop me from drinking it again. A perfect little party tipple.
Rating - Worth scraping your pennies together
Treviso, Veneto, Italy
From the bottle
A classic Italian sparkling wine made from the Glera grape grown in the rolling vineyards of Veneto. A lively, refreshing wine full of bright citrus fruit flavours with background floral notes.
Price £12.99 (Brought on half price offer £6.49) Available at Tesco
I love bubbles, well who doesn't? but I definitely do not love spending a half a days wage on one bottle. Prosecco makes me feel like I'm having a true treat without breaking the bank and shock horror, I actually prefer the taste to Champagne, which tends to be more biscuit-y and dry. This straw coloured fizz has lively small bubbles (smaller bubbles means better quality) and smells like your have pressed your nose into a bowl of freshly picked green apples. A smooth mousse (posh wine word for the effervescence or bubbliness of the bubbles) with apple and hints of citrus on palate. Labelled as Brut although it is nudging towards Demi Sec, with a slightly mineral after taste.
Rating - If you find this on offer, which it often is, then it is definitely worth scraping your pennies together for.