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Behold Britain's best supermarket prosecco

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A £10 bottle of supermarket fizz has been crowned the finest in the UK, with judges praising its “pleasant balance” and “savoury style”.

We love popping a bottle of bubbly at any time of year, but there’s certainly something special about enjoying a glass of fizz around the festive period.

Thanks to the whole of host of prosecco and sparkling wine advent calendars doing the rounds, we know we’re in for a very merry Christmas. 

But if you’re not prepared to wait and see what’s behind a little cardboard door next time you fancy a bubbly hit, you’ll most likely be heading to your local supermarket to pick up a bottle of the good stuff.

In which case, let us aid your quest… 

Respected reviews website Which? has done the - no-doubt gruelling and arduous - honours of testing all the prosecco offerings from the UK’s supermarkets; and they’ve finally named a winner.

The Which? team recorded prices and tasting notes to rank own-brand fizz from the shelves of supermarkets across the UK.

Coming up top was a £10 bottle of Valdobbiadene Prosecco from non other than convenience shop, Spar.

According to the reviewers, the store’s own-brand bubbly was worthy of the acclaimed Best Buy award, scoring 78%. Experts said that peach and white pear notes created a “pleasant balance” and “savoury style”.

If the £10 price tag is a little out of your budget, you’ll be pleased to know that Asda’s £6.50 bottle of Fillipo Sansovino Processo is the next best thing. 

This “deliciously soft” wine is “perfect as an aperitif or with light fish and pasta dishes”, according to Asda.

The £10.99 San Leo Brut NV from Waitrose lands third place on the Which? shortlist of own-brand fizz. The tipple is described by one fan as “a very drinkable Prosecco which is ideal for larger parties where you want a decent quality in lots of quantity, without bankrupting yourself!”

Seeing as there are so many unexpected health benefits of prosecco, we think it’s probably a good idea if we just double-check all of the hard work undertaken by the Which? team, and do a test ourselves. 

Who’s with us?

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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