From under £20 to £100...
Domaine Laurens Crémant de Limoux 2011, £13.95, Roberson Wine
“Quality fizz that isn’t champagne is called crémant,” explains wine expert Jane Parkinson. “It’s often great value. This one has apple and lemon flavours.”
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009, £29.95, Waitrose
“One of the English sparkling pioneers plus one of the best English vintages in the last decade equals beautiful wine. This has a creamy flavour but is zingy too.”
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV Champagne, £49.95, Harrods
“Gorgeously elegant, with a honey richness and citrus freshness. It lingers in the mouth. Wines made by this house are seriously good.”
Under £75 Bellavista Gran Cuvee Brut Satèn, £54.10, Hedonism Wines
“This is a franciacorta – Italy’s champagne. Satèn has softer bubbles, making it very delicate. This one has a malty, caramelised-nut flavour.”
Under £100 Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Champagne 1999, £82.99, Selfridges
“Blanc de Blancs is pure chardonnay and a very elegant champagne style. This is rich and toasty with a delicious funky Marmite bite."