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Top Picks for Festive Fizz

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It’s the most wonderful time of year, and by that we mean, you can use the ‘ah, but it’s nearly Christmas!’ excuse for pretty much everything, including popping a bottle of bubbly. But, what bubbly? That’s the real question. Rescuing a bubbly dilemma in distress, we’ve come up with a few suggestions on the fab proseccos and champagnes to have for the different festive occasions. Just in case you can’t decide….

Party Time: Bacio della Luna Organic Prosecco & Rosé

It’s been almost two years since we had a proper good Christmas party, and we all definitely deserve to really enjoy ourselves this year. Which means the drinks are obviously a priority here. Whether you’re hosting the party (of the year) or attending, it wouldn’t truly be a Christmas party with a bottle of fizz. It’s time to grab a couple of bottles of Bacio della Luna Organic Prosecco to kick the night off. It’s the perfect aperitif, light and bubbly. Or why not create a classic Christmas cocktail and make a French 75? Delightfully sweet, wonderfully moreish and a breeze to make too!

Alternatively, the Bacio della Luna Prosecco Rosé DOC is a great alternative. Blended with Glera and Pinot Noir grapes it has a velvety pink colouring to it, and flavours of rose petals and light strawberries give it a sweetly moreish quality. Definitely one to pop at the party!

For Christmas Morning: Bonnet Launois Champagne Brut Rosé

Yes, it’s the morning and we don’t normally condone drinking before noon, BUT it’s Christmas and it is tradition after all. A dusty bottle of Buck’s Fizz is usually presented, but we think Christmas morning calls for something way more special than that. We recommend dishing out a glass of Bonnet Launois Champagne Brut Rosé to the family (the adults of the family…obviously!!). Blended with Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes to give it that vivid pink colour, it’s got an air of ‘finesse’ about it too. It has a rich fruity nose with red berry notes and hints of toasty brioche that makes it perfect for Christmas morning to enjoy whilst opening your stockings. Pop a half a fresh strawberry in each glass to complete the serve and you’re away!

The Main Event: Christmas Dinner – Bacio della Luna Prosecco DOCG

Let’s not kid ourselves, Christmas dinner is the part of the day that we all look forward to most. The succulent turkey, the crispy roasties, parsnips mistaken for roasties, the mountains of veg (yes, even the Brussel sprouts!), and that’s not including the whole table of puds and cheeseboards afterwards. The spread we put on alone requires a toast to the chef, so we’ve paired the Bacio della Luna Prosecco DOCG to kick off this dinner. Picked for its balance of flavour, it has a light, fruity fragrance with pear notes to finish. It’s fresh and elegant in its taste yet has a dryness (that we hope your turkey does NOT have) that creates a more ‘champagne-esque- feel. But won’t overpower the food, so chefs out there panic not.

For New Year’s Eve: Bonnet Launois Champagne Brut

We’ve saved the very best until last. To ring in the New Year, you need a bottle of something extra delicious – and for New Year’s Eve, only a classic champers will do. Bonnet Launois Champagne Brut is lively, as lively as your NYE party should be by the time you pop it at midnight. Bursting with flavour with persistent bubbles as you pour and enjoy, it’s traditionally dry followed by a delicate freshness that lifts the flavour from ‘pretty nice’ to ‘absolutely delicious, pour me another’. Did we mention it’s great value too? So you can wave in 2022 with no expense spared when it comes to flavour, with expense spared on that December paycheque – Happy New Year to you!