Supermarkets across the country are going above and beyond to up their festive food and drinks range this years. From Aldi’s boozy Christmas food selection to Sainsbury’s personalised Quality Street tins, we’ve been spoilt for choice. And now, it looks like Morrisons is the place to go for your festive fizz.
The brand’s own Spumante Prosecco has just been voted one of the best supermarket sparkling wine under £15 in the 2018 Good Housekeeping taste test. The prosecco, which only costs £7 per bottle, scored an impressive 81/100 in the annual trial.
What’s more? The judges described the Morrisons Prosecco as ‘a fruity, ripe peach and pear filled aroma with juicy peach and slightly confected pear flavours. Large lively bubbles that dissipate quickly and an easy drinking fresh finish.’ Yum.
The judges sampled 48 sparking wines from around the world before picking their favourite which turned out to be the Laborie Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs Brut 2010, available on Amazon. The wine scored one point more than the Morrison Prosecco but is also double the price at £14.95. But, it does also sound very delicious with ‘hints of lime which are accompanied by aromas of toasted bread and hazelnut’ according to its description.
Last month, Sainsbury’s own gin was similarly crowned the best supermarket bottle. Taste the Difference Blackfriars Gin was selected by an expert panel at Which? Magazine beating 10 other premium supermarket own-label and big brand gins priced at under £20 to the title.
Commenting on the popularity of gin within the UK, Harry Rose, editor of Which? said:’With sales of gin rocketing and shoppers facing more choice than ever, it’s good news for gin-lovers that our expert test has found some excellent high street contenders that don’t cost a fortune,’
‘Well-known brands are being challenged by a range of impressive supermarket offerings, showing how strong the demand for gin is now.’